Lendroth, Susan. Here We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones. Bob Kolar, Illus. Non-fiction. Charlesbridge, 03/2020. pp. $16.99. 978-1-62354-104-0. HIGH ADDITIONAL. GRADES PRE-3.
This informational picture book has a dual text—a rhyme based on “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush,” paired with a paragraph on each page which describes the work of paleontologists and the study of fossils. Storytime presenters can use the rhyming verse to introduce fossils to preschoolers, and slightly older children will enjoy the factual paragraphs and discover how museum dinosaur bones are found. The full-color graphic artwork depicts children of various ethnicities as they put together dinosaur skeletons or dig for fossils. Back matter includes more on the dinosaurs depicted and the motions to use while singing the song.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University, iSchool