Meeting the Blue Dino

grandson wearing blue striped shirt

grandson meeting a pretend dinosaur

grandson playing with his dinosaur toys

My grandson received a lovely package in the mail from his "Auntie Anna." Oh my, what a hit the dinosaurs are! Do you have any similar toys like these around your house? I was thinking about how everyone would be posting such beautiful bunny photos and here I am with an unusual dino theme before Easter. My only excuse is that I've been super busy preparing 5 Easter baskets for the grandchildren and enjoying myself immensely in the process. This is my favorite season of celebration!

Photos of Blue Dino and Blue Book Illustrations for Blue Monday

barefoot book about dinosaurs

This book is available as paperback and board book. I especially love the sequins illustrations and it is a hit with my 2 year old granddaughter and 4 year old grandson.

illustration by clare beaton

board book illustration

dinosaur paperback book illustrations

About The Book
I Dreamt I Was a Dinosaur

Join a young boy on a dreamland adventure to prehistoric times, where he meets dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. The rhyme filled text is followed by fascinating notes about the age of dinosaurs.
Ages 1 to 4 years
Written By: Stella Blackstone
Illustrated By: Clare Beaton

My Review 

Easy to read, Animals, Educational, Colorful, Bedtime, Great illustrations, earth sciences, prehistoric times.
If you're looking for an adorable book for preschoolers, I found it for you! I have enjoyed reading I Dreamt I Was A Dinosaur to my 13 month old Grandson. This adorable book takes you on a journey to dinosaur land. Which one would you like to be? I was familiar with many types of dinosaurs except for a new one, Parasaurolophus. Throughout the book, the illustrator Clare Beaton, will delight you with her fabric creations. The volcano with the sequins for lava is especially creative.
Author, Stella Blackstone continues to impress me with her rhyme writing style. Toddlers and preschoolers will safely land in bed to find "it was only a dream!" What I especially love with this particular book is that there is a surprise cleverly woven throughout each page!

Photo Credit: Dinosaur Wiki

 Learning about T Rex, Apatosaurus and other prehistoric animals? Check out this wonderful Squidoo Lens, so fabulous at Free Dinosaur Coloring Pages.

 And, if you're looking for crafts, activities, party supplies, books and more that pertain to dinosaurs, you've got to visit Dinosaur Toys Superstore. I've never seen anything like this before.

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  1. I stopped doing baskets when my children were in their teens, so I can't imagine doing five!

    Dinosaurs are blue-tiful!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, D.

  2. Cute little guy! My son used to love love love dinosaurs. Hope you have a nice Easter there with good weather for your Easter Egg hunts. I have one little grand daughter I need to get something for and will have doing it too!

    1. Looks like the weather will be pretty good. I see you have some snow!

  3. I love this book. So cute. My son now 6, still loves it.


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