Dino Dino Doing Homework

Children - Picture Book
16 Pages
Reviewed on 08/23/2017
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

In the storybook Dino Dino Doing Homework by Claressa Swensen, young readers are introduced to Dino Dino who loves to play with his toys all day long. He also loves to sing like a king. There are other things too which he loves to do, but he knows there is a lot on his plate. He has to finish his essay for school the next day and he and his mum work hard all night. When Dino Dino is done with his homework, his mother calls out to him and says, ‘Good work, my precious dinosaur!’ It is an encouraging story for all kids who are starting school and who have to do homework.

The story is cute and children and parents can relate to Dino Dino. The story makes the idea of doing homework interesting and will encourage children to finish it on time. The illustrations are adorable and they capture the mood and essence of the story beautifully. It is a good bedtime storybook and can be used for read aloud sessions in classrooms as it handles the topic of doing homework. Dino Dino is a good example of what a good student should be and shows the importance of getting homework done on time. Storybooks like this with a moral, a concept, or a message to children are good as they motivate youngsters to do things properly. This story makes the concept of doing homework sound fun and will make readers enjoy doing it just as much as they love playing.

Amazonian Family

My 4 year old son just started his first homework ever this week (practicing writing his name), so this was a timely book to begin reading. Both he and his younger brother got a laugh out of Dino the dinosaur doing his homework when we read this tonight before bed! Well written & illustrated.

Oh Mandelynn

This book is reminiscent of the Llama Llama Books by Anna Dewdney. I say that as a huge, huge compliment as we really love those books around these parts. The rhyming scheme feels natural and leads you through the story in a sing song happy way. When reading to my daughters I slipped effortlessly into the characters and the flow of the story while reading aloud.

The moral of the story was (spoiler alert) that you should do your homework before all the playing. This is definitely a book we will revisit when we get back into the school year. I absolutely love the illustrations. The simple, bold pictures and colors feel like a relief to my eyes. That seems an odd way to explain, but it just brings me joy the way the layout of words and pictures go.
I was given a free copy for my honest review.

Socially Awkward Book Worm

I was asked by the Author to read and review, I downloaded via Kindle Unlimited. I read the book with my 7 year old daughter, and she contributed a lot to this review. The pages are bright and colorful, they really caught my daughters eye. The words rhymed that helped my emerging reader emensly. She liked that the mum Dino helps her son with his homework just like I help her. She also says she likes to play with her toys just like Dino Dino.

Hugo Tress

Awesome little story, my daughter really loves the illustrations and its a great starting book for her to practice her reading skills.

Corinne Lewis

So cute. My daughter wasn't very engaged but I loved the message of work hard and play hard


With vibrant illustrations to bring thr rhyming text to life. This chapter book tell the delightful story of Dino. Young Dino loves to play and has a wonderful imagination, but when he is told to put his toys away and do his homework he sulks and pouts. Then his Momma shows him how to get it all done and he finds himself quickly working his way through. Show preschoolers that there is time for play, but not to forget there is also time to learn.

My rating of "Dino Dino Doing Homework" is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Karl P

Love how it Rhymes and teaches we need to get homework done and it's okay to have parents help you. My 4 year old still likes the concept of homework but I know will get to the point where he would just rather play. We read this twice last night and he woke up this morning wanting to read it again.