Dinosaur Mardi Gras
Dianne De Las Casas
Reviewed by Miles Cassells (age3) and Mom for Reader Views (12/13)
Miles went crazy for “Dinosaur Mardi Gras” by Dianne De Las Casas! The book has a great rhythm that makes it super fun to read. Each page is filled with rhyming “Dinosaur Mardi Gras, Chomp! Chomp! Dinosaur Mardi Gras, Stomp! Stomp! Down in New Orleans.”
The book features different dinosaurs wearing fun beads and masks. Some have instruments. Very similar to what you would see people doing, just in a dinosaur version. The illustrations are magnetic and T-Rex is the star of the parade.
My only concern for this book is that a few pages in, there is part that says “The mayor toasts the King of Dinosaurs, And the crowd goes crazy when T-Rex roars”. There is a hand holding a glass of wine. Personally I thought this was odd and very misplaced for a children’s book.
Otherwise, the book was fun and Miles loved “Dinosaur Mardi Gras” by Dianne De Las Casas. He chants “Dinosaur Mardi Gras, Chomp! Chomp! Dinosaur Mardi Gras, Stomp! Stomp! Down in New Orleans” more often than not!