Lenore and Daniel Jennewein
I’m going to be honest, the reason that I picked this book up is because of the cover. I LOVED that the little chick had a shadow that was a big, bad T-Rex! I was intrigued and really wanted to read more.
When I read the book, I wasn’t disappointed! 🙂 The story is about a young chick who wants to be let into the super cool treehouse. However, in order to be let into the treehouse, his family has to be BRAVE! Poor little chick can’t think of how his parents or grandparents are great grandparents or even older might be brave, so he walks away in sadness.
When he talks to his father about it, his father shows him an old photo album with photos of his grandfather the archaeologist. Archaeologist grandfather was convinced that there were some big bones from really, really old ancestors and was digging on the edge of town. You wanna know what little chick ended up learning? HE IS A DESCENDANT OF DINOSAURS!
When he goes back to the treehouse to tell the 3 big, mean animals his discovery, he ends up doing more than just impressing them about his lineage 🙂
This book is fun because it’s dinosaurs, which every kid loves, plus it has some factual knowledge sprinkled in here and there. At the end of the book, the authors also talks a little bit about archaeology and how dinosaurs had feathers! This is definitely a story and not a non fiction book though; so don’t worry if reading a non fiction books with your little makes you pause!
Before it gets too cold out, go outside and search for interesting looking things! Maybe you want to look for leaves, maybe you want to look for pennies on the ground, maybe you want to look for rocks! Be explorers for the afternoon!
If you want to get a little more dirty, bury some things in a sandbox and then have your little pretend they are an archaeologist too! Let them dig till they find what’s buried!