There Were Dinosaurs Everywhere!: A Rhyming Romp Through Dinosaur History ~ Children’s Book Review ~


Dinosaurs everywhereTitle: There Were Dinosaurs Everywhere!: A Rhyming Romp Through Dinosaur History

Author: Howard Temperley Illustrations by Michael Kline

Publisher: KWS Publishers

Publication Status: Availble

Genre: Children’s non-fiction

ISBN: 9781937783167

My Rating:



From the Publisher:

The phenomenon of the dinosaur is one that continues to fascinate people of all ages. It is not hard to see why: these monstrous creatures dominated the earth in their day somewhat similarly to the way humans dominate the earth today. Certainly, the vast differences between dinosaurs and humans probably account for the enthrallment—we are amazed that such “mythical” creatures actually did exist.

There Were Dinosaurs Everywhere!: A Rhyming Romp Through Dinosaur History is a fun-filled history of the many species of dinosaurs, their eras, interesting facts about them, why the age of dinosaurs came to an end, and a dinosaur timeline—all told in an appealing verse form that children from ages 5 to 12 will find informative, funny and unforgettable.

This book contains much of the factual and historical information that a middle-school textbook on dinosaurs might contain, but the big difference between such textbooks and There Were Dinosaurs Everywhere! is that this is an instructional, educational book that no child (and perhaps many adults) will not want to put down.

Mr. Temperley’s verse is captivating and catchy; Mr. Kline’s illustrations are amusing and attractive. This is a unique addition to children’s books on dinosaurs, and it is sure to stand out from the others—those that simply don’t have the same flair for telling a very popular story.

My View:

There Were Dinosaurs Everywhere is recommended for children ages 5 and up.  If your child is really into dinosaurs or you are a homeschooling family and want a good dinosaur book that will hold your kindergarteners interest, this is it.  Otherwise, I am not sure I agree with the age guidelines.  It is a rather lengthy book, but it is very comprehensive so it could easily be used for a homeschooling chapter on dinosaurs.  The rhyming and verse will help the younger ones hold interest.


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This book covers is fairly comprehensive about the world of dinosaurs.  It covers the most common ones as well as the history surrounding their appearance and demise.  It gives a brief over view of Paleontology and the science of finding dinosaurs.  It also covers the 3 main periods of dinosaur life and the dinosaur timeline.

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There are over 80 full color illustrations to go along with the narrative.  I found the illustrations quite entertaining and relevant.  This is not a book you will sit down with your child and read from start to finish, but I can see it being read over the course of a week as a companion to an in-school or homeschool dinosaur curricula.


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I would like to thank KWS Publishers and NetGalley for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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About BrandilynRC

Brandilyn is a middle-aged (When the hell did that happen?) stay-at-home mom to 3 beautiful children (of course she is biased). She started reading M/M Romance and Gay fiction in early 2012 and was quickly hooked. In her first 18 months as a M/M Romance fan, she read over 900 titles in the genre (not counting re-reads), ranging from shorts to epic novels. She reads across all tropes within the Gay Fiction genre…. except Regency, she has never found a love for Regency. A native Texan she finds Texas to the be almost perfect… except for one thing, their treatment of the GLBTQ community. This blog is her brain child and she is happy to welcome some fellow GLBTQ supporters to review here and help promote equality (oh and of course fangirl/fanboy over their favorite authors and works).

4 thoughts on “There Were Dinosaurs Everywhere!: A Rhyming Romp Through Dinosaur History ~ Children’s Book Review ~

  1. this looks adorable and very imformative! I too am always on the lookout for books that entertain and teach at the same time, I dont homeschool but have been considering it for some time because one of my boys has asbergers and has trouble sometimes. Thanks for all the info, much appreciated!

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