­Carolrhoda. (Dino-Holidays). Feb. 2022. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781728419206.
K-Gr 3–Dino-Easter is here! In this latest “Dino-Holidays” series book, the dinosaurs paint and hide eggs, sample chocolate treats, get new outfits, and attend a Dino-Easter parade. At every turn, Raptor wants to eat eggs, but is chided when he does so. When the festivities conclude for the day, he is given the go-ahead; only to eat his way to a sore tummy. Bright illustrations perfectly capture the festive energy of the holiday and of this story. Different kinds of dinosaurs, from triceratops to stegosaurus, are included. The rhyming text is filled with humor: one illustration shows a T. rex looking frustrated as he sits at a table with other dinos painting eggs. Movement lines around his arms indicate that he is trying to participate, but his arms are too short. The text reads, “T. rex struggles with the task/ He’d get some help if he’d just ask.” The end of the book has the dinos eating their chocolate after the egg hunt and dreaming of Valentine’s Day—a seemingly random jump, as Easter usually falls after Valentine’s Day, and there are other holidays to celebrate before Valentine’s Day comes around again. Dino-Easter is a fun, colorful look at dinosaurs enjoying popular Easter activities.
VERDICT Recommended where dinosaur stories are popular or where the other books in the series circulate well.

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