The Dinosaur Expert
Kimmy collects fossils, and she is very excited about her class taking a trip to the natural history museum for a dinosaur tour. She knows a LOT about dinosaurs and can’t wait to share her knowledge with her classmates. But when she says she wants to be a scientist, Jake informs her that girls can’t be scientists. It doesn’t take much for a youngster to lose confidence when someone says their dream is foolish. Kimmy decides she should just not say anything the rest of the day. Then no one can put her down. But Kimmy has a really good teacher who tries to find a way for her to understand the contributions she has to offer.
Author Margaret McNamara has a way with words that allows her to sneak a very important lesson into a terrific story so kids won’t recognize the teaching going on. It takes a deft hand to pull this off. G. Brian Karas illustrates this lovely story with quiet colors that match the tone of the story. This is a gentle book that carries a sense of encouragement to those children who may need a little nudge to shine their lights.
|Author||Margaret McNamara • G. Brian Karas, Illustrator|
|Page Count||40 pages|
|Publisher||Schwartz & Wade|
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