This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Lois J Wickstrom for Readers' Favorite
A Dinosaur Made Me Sneeze by Carla Mae Jansen, illustrated by Natasha Kostovska, is a humorous tale of a sneeze. It all started with a dinosaur kicking up dust. That dust goes through what the author calls a Rock Cycle Adventure. It falls into the ocean and becomes part of sedimentary rock. It gets squished in the earth and becomes part of metamorphic rock. It gets turned into lava inside a volcano. It rises as mountains that, in turn, get eroded by streams, and finally those tiny bits of rock become air-borne dust again, being blown around in the air by a ceiling fan, just in time to make young Martin sneeze. The book opens with photos of sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks. The humorous art by Natasha Kostovska makes the entire story easy to follow.
If you know any children who love dinosaurs and rocks, A Dinosaur Made Me Sneeze will bring them smiles and laughter. Kids who like sneeze-jokes will enjoy this book, too. Even the grandma in this story gets into the fun. From quartz crystals growing in geothermal waters to fossils forming in the sedimentary rocks of the oceans, this book takes a rock-based history tour of planet Earth. Sneezing is a biological function designed to get irritants out of the body’s air passages. Carla Mae Jansen concocts a tale of how those irritants got in Martin’s nose in the first place. Blame a dinosaur for kicking up dirt. I wonder what else Martin will blame dinosaurs for. This could be a clever series.