Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?

Written by Bonnie Worth
Illustrated by Steve Haefele

For ages 5 to 8

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This book is best for:
  • describing
  • syllabification


The Cat in the Hat takes Dick and Sally on an adventure back in time to learn how fossils were created. Dick and Sally then take a tour through the Cat’s dinosaur museum where they learn about many different dinosaurs and how to pronounce their very long names! The Cat makes the names easier to pronounce by breaking them up into syllables. Dinosaur-loving kids will enjoy learning more about these prehistoric animals with the Cat in the Hat as their guide.

‘Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?’ is a non-fiction book in the Dr Seuss series that contains everything we love about Dr Seuss books. The rhyming prose, silly phrases and humorous illustrations will make learning about dinosaurs heaps of fun! There are lots of opportunities to practise describing all the funny-looking dinosaurs, and kids will love trying to say those long dinosaur names by breaking them into syllables. There are many new words to discover throughout the book, like ‘fossils’, ‘herbivore’ and ‘zucchini’. Luckily, a glossary at the back provides definitions for any words that may be unfamiliar to the child.

For further speech and language goals to target using ‘Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?’ by Dr Seuss, see the list below.

Book Details

  • dinosaurs
  • Dr Seuss

Speech and Language Targets

Speech Sounds:
  • multisyllabic words / polysyllables - dinosaur, herbivore
  • adjectives (to describe dinosaurs)
  • regular past tense
  • identifying parts
  • describing
  • figurative language - similes (teeth sharp as knives)
Print Awareness:
  • labels (dinosaur names)
  • descriptive - big, little, hard, tall, short
Rhyme & Sound Awareness:
  • rhyme
Book Info

Published by HarperCollins Publishers in 2001 (ISBN: 9780007111091)

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