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Rock-a-Bye, Dino

Written by Hannah Eliot and illustrated by Chie Boyd
Published by Little Simon
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What Does Bookroo Think of Rock-a-Bye, Dino

“A lullaby that only dino lovers will love.”

A commendable variety of dinosaur species rock their young ones to sleep with dino-themed text set to the classic nursery rhyme and lullaby, “Rock-a-bye Baby.” Each dinosaur family included in the bedtime book displays a different getting-ready-for-bed task, such as cleaning up, reading a book, and being tucked in. However, the tasks aren’t presented in order, creating a confusing compilation of bedtime routines paired with the repetitive notion of different ways to say goodnight. The illustrations, while colorful and fun as they portray the dinosaur species in a playful way, are ultimately forgettable. The dinosaur names are sometimes cleverly rhymed, as in the case of “Iguanodon / yawn” while other instances are just near rhymes, such as “Pterodactyl / bill.” The cadence of the text is left lacking, as the dino version presented doesn’t flawlessly fit the classic lullaby tune, especially throughout the dinosaur names. A little more refinement in the syllable count would have gone a long way to strengthening the musical nature of this bedtime book and creating a more feasible bedtime read, though dinosaur lovers are sure to still chomp this story up after taking a little time to perfect the song.

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The classic lullaby, “Rock-a-Bye, Baby” gets a prehistoric twist as different dinosaurs get ready for bedtime in this board book with soft touch-and-feels on the cover!

Rock-a-bye, T. rex, in the tree top When your feet stomp, the mountains do rock You give a big yawn, that means it’s nightfall So home you come, dino—claws, teeth, and all

Written to the beloved tune of “Rock-a-Bye, Baby,” this adorable board book with soft touch-and-feels on the cover is a sweet bedtime lullaby that’s sure to put all sorts of dinosaurs—and children—to bed!

What Kind of Book is Rock-a-Bye, Dino

Quotes from Rock-a-Bye, Dino

  • "Rock-a-bye, Brachiosaurus, dear. I’ve got all I want when you are here."
  • "Let’s tell a story, or maybe two. I’ll kiss you and say how much I love you."

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • This dinosaur lullaby includes a large variety of dinosaurs. What’s your favorite type of dinosaur? Did you learn about any new types of dinosaurs from this book?

  • As each dinosaur family gets ready for bed, they perform a different bedtime activity. Which bedtime routines look most like your own?

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Who Wrote Rock-a-Bye, Dino

Hannah Eliot

Hannah Eliot is a children’s book editor who lives in Manhattan, New York. Her favorite activities include editing (of course), writing, painting, and doodling all over every piece of notebook paper she uses.

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Who Illustrated Rock-a-Bye, Dino

Chie Boyd

Chie Boyd is an illustrator who lives in San Francisco, California. She has produced work for numerous books, brands of animation, art galleries, and mobile games. She draws inspiration from nature, graphic design, and anything adorable. When she isn’t drawing, Chie enjoys tending to an indoor garden and taking care of her pet pigeons.

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Publication Date:
December 17, 2019