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In this story, loosely based on that of Cinderella but featuring dinosaurs, the duke falls in love with Dinorella when she rescues him from the dreaded deinonychus at the Dinosaur Dance....

Title : Dinorella: A Prehistoric Fairytale
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ISBN : 9780786803095
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Dinorella: A Prehistoric Fairytale Reviews

  • Elizabeth Hendy
    2018-10-30 21:00

    Summary: This book gives the classic "Cinderella" book a new twist, but this time with dinosaurs and a battle! Dinorella was not invited to the ball, but her two evil sisters were. They told Dinorella that she was not good enough. Dinorella finds her way there, sees the prince getting attacked, and SAVES him! A nice twist on the original story.Evaluation: I gave this book 5 stars simply because it was so fun to read. The images were so detailed and the text used incredible descriptive language. It was a interesting and easy to follow book.Teaching Idea: I would use this to compare and contrast two stories in order to help my students pick apart details of a text. I would read this and the original Cinderella, and complete a compare and contrast chart about things that they found in both texts.

  • Jenn Swanson
    2018-11-19 21:12

    My daughter seemed to lose interest in this book and it is probably my fault. I found myself stumbling over the overabundance of "D" words. I mean seriously, could they have added any more? Reading this book made me feel like a "dumbass" after it was over.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-11-13 19:49

    this is a silly silly book that Adam is obsessed with right now...I had hidden it but somehow he found it and now wants me to read it every day. I will have to hide it better today!

  • Kyra Christiansen
    2018-11-02 16:06

    This story was a cute twist on the original Cinderella story. In this version, "Dinorella" ends up saving the prince from being eaten, which would be great to show that women can be brave and stick up for others, even strangers. Also, I love all of the alliterations! This would be great to use for an older group working on alliterations or a younger group working on the letter D. Super fun and can be used in multiple ways.

  • Kayla DeRemer
    2018-11-03 20:54

    This book is a great snip off of the traditional story of Cinderella. When I read it, I thought the author did a great job of making sure that the pictures added to the story. The step sisters definitely looked less attractive than Dinorella. Many children will love this story because of its rebalance to the known Cinderella story, but they enjoy it even more because it has dinosaurs.

  • Elyssa DeAngulo
    2018-10-26 20:12

    This story allows both genders to stay engaged with a Cinderella story about dinosaurs. This story contains d alliteration on every page along with bright illustrations. Great for comparing and contrasting to other Cinderella stories.

  • Chelsie Taylor
    2018-10-26 21:17

    This book is a different take on the classic Cinderella we all know and love. Dinorella can really hold her own and is great at throwing stones...you will see what I mean! great read!

  • Lizzy Fleming
    2018-10-23 21:52

    This is a very cute and chill friendly book. It has a twist on a very classic story. This book would be fun for all ages, and all genders.

  • Liv Nash
    2018-11-03 15:15

    This book is a fantastic book to teach and practice alliteration because of how often the letter 'D' is used at the beginning of words. It is also a familiar Fairytale- Cinderella - retold. It is quite text heavy with some difficult words for older and advanced readers. The illustrations support the text by showing through details, which characters are which.

  • Malia Gaddis
    2018-11-03 20:11

    Summary: This is a cute twist to the original Cinderella. In the story, Dinorella is so braves and tries to save the princes from being eaten.Evaluation: I think this book is okay for young readers, but could be better. It has a twist that children will think is funny, but I think the illustations could be better.Teaching: I would use this book to teach about comparing and contrasting. I would read the orginial book and then read this book. We would discuss the similarites and differences between the two stories. As a independent activity, we would then read two more similar books and compare and contrast them. This will let me see if the students understand the two different stories and what is common between both.

  • Melissa Fordonski
    2018-11-13 22:07

    Charming! I loved this new spin on the classic Cinderella story. The 1950's setting that is inhabited by dinosaurs was very creative. The illustrator, Henry Cole played this mix of very different time periods with his full bleed images. His use of acrylic paint and colored pencils captured both time periods very well in his images. Just like the classic, Dinorella is living with two evil step sisters that do not show her much respect. When an invitation arrives, inviting all three of them to a dance, Dinorella is rescued by her “Fairydactl” who provides her with the nice accessories that come in handy later in the story. When Dinorella reaches the dance, she sees the Duke is being attacked by carnivore. It was clever how the illustrator depicted the bad dinosaurs at the dance as the "T-Birds" (the gang of bad boys in the movie "Grease") with their white t-shirts and jeans. The plot then was twisted, for Dinorella steps up to save the Duke. Instead of Dinorella being the victim that loses her shoe and needs to be rescued, it is she who does the rescuing. She saves the Duke from getting eaten by a carnivore and disappears, where after he goes looking for his hero. Not only were the illustrations engaging with their predominant themes, the alliteration used throughout the text was impressive. I learned so many new words that begin with the letter "D." The author and illustrator also played around with fonts, making the story more playful. Whenever there was shouting, a larger, bolder font was used to emphasize the sound of the dialogue. In the end, Dinorella drives off into the sunset with her Duke, in a 1950's green convertible. The perfect ending for such a charming take on the Cinderella story

  • Alana
    2018-11-13 23:13

    Dinorella is written by Pamela Duncan Edwards, and is a classic fairy tale, written from a different point of view. This is a story about Dinorella wanting to go to the Dinosaur Dance at Duke Dudley's Den. Dinorella has two sisters, Doris and Dora. As the story continues, if the reader is familiar with the original Cinderella, they will pick up on some characteristics that the two stories have (i.e. losing a dazzling dinosaur jewel instead of a glass slipper). What I enjoyed about this story was that there were a lot of dramatic differences from the original story, including that this story is about a dinosaur instead of a princess. This story included a climax and resolution, which I think many children would enjoy! Another great aspect of this story is the use of alliteration; Pamela Edwards repeats words that start with D throughout the entire story. For example, "Drop the Duke!" and "The dumbfounded deinonychus stopped in disbelief," and, "It was a damsel who defended me with her dazzling dinosaur jewel." This repetition made the story more enjoyable, in my opinion, and draws the reader in!

  • Bonnie Ferrante
    2018-11-02 15:54

    This wacky version of Cinderella is told with a maximum number of words beginning with the letter D. It begins,“Dora, Doris, and Dinorella lived down in the sand dunes in a dinosaur den. Dora and Doris did nothing all day. They dumped debris around the den. They never did the dusting or the dishes. Dinoerlla was dainty and dependable. Dora and Doris were dreadful to Dinorella. All day they demanded…”This almost becomes a tongue twister. It would be a good book for a teacher to reinforce the initial consonant D but otherwise this daunting device is decidedly deficient. However, the vocabulary is quiet difficult and the contrivance makes the story difficult to follow.One plus for this version is that Dinorella saves the prince from a carnivore.Instead of losing a glass slipper, Dinorella loses a diamond earring which the prince uses to find her.The illustrations are bright and fun featuring a mix of dinosaur and modern living.This book would be fun to read to children aged seven and up. You had better do some warm-up exercises first.

  • Andrea Ference
    2018-11-13 19:54

    The story of Dinorella is about Daniela who has two evil stepsisters who got invited to Duke's party and they won't let her go to the party. and an invitation comes for a dance and the sisters mock Dinorella and she doesnt think she can go to the dance and a fairy godmother (Fairydactyl) comes to help Dinroella go to the dance but then the story happens to change. Dinorella actually saves the Duke (the prince) using her diamond and in the end the Duke asks Dinorella to be his "dearest." She got there Duke was out side getting his tale bit by a different Dinosaur so she threw a diamond so then he ran and Duke found Dinorella so they lived happily ever after. I like this book because it has good vocabulary and uses all words that start with d which makes it a lot more entertaining and interesting. The message is what goes around comes around because the sister's are mean and then she ends up with better life.

  • Sari Zweig
    2018-11-02 23:15

    Dinorella is a fairly typical take on the age old story of cinderella...except with dinosaurs taking the place of humans. The story is littered with words that start with D's, so it is a bit of a tongue twister, and adults and children could have a blast reading this one without slipping up. An interesting thing about this book is that Dinorella winds up saving the duke from certain doom--an interesting, and welcome, deviation from the age old Cinderella stories. it's really fun to see these dinosaurs dress up and act human.This fractured fairytale on Cinderella has great illustrations. The art is fun and colorful. The emotions and designs of the dinosaurs are really vibrant and breathtaking.There was still the basic plot line of the American version of Cinderella, but with a nice twist that didn't make the story completely generic. I really enjoyed this book.

  • Jordan Brown
    2018-10-28 19:14

    Dinorella: A Prehistoric FairytaleAuthor: Pamela Duncan EdwardsIllustrator: Henry ColeReading Level: Ages 5-8Duncan Edwards, P (1998). Dinorella: A Prehistoric Fairytale New York: Scholastic Inc.Dinorella is a fairly typical take on the age old story of cinderella...except with dinosaurs taking the place of humans. The story is littered with words that start with D's, so it is a bit of a tongue twister, and adults and children could have a blast reading this one without slipping up. An interesting thing about this book is that Dinorella winds up saving the duke from certain doom--an interesting, and welcome, deviation from the age old Cinderella stories. it's really fun to see these dinosaurs dress up and act human.The art is fun and colorful. The emotions and designs of the dinosaurs are really vibrant and breathtaking.This is a pleasant read.

  • Katelyn Lopez
    2018-10-30 23:15

    One of the books I read for fairy tales was “Dinorella: A Prehistoric Fairy Tale”. This book was based off the fairy tale Cinderalla. It is similar in many ways but there are some small differences between the two. In this story, Dinorella is one of three sisters. Her stepsisters are always mean to her and making her do several chores. One day a letter comes in the mail announcing a dinosaur dance. Just like the real story, Dinorella wasn’t able to go but a fairydactyl came and gave her a magnificent outfit. As the story goes on it is much like Cinderella and has the same ending. I thought this book was cute because it told the story of Cinderella but in a different context. I noticed in the story how the author uses a lot of words that start with D. This is a book for young readers and is an easy picture book. Overall, I thought the book was cute.

  • Katelyn Lopez
    2018-10-21 20:12

    One of the books I read for fairy tales was “Dinorella: A Prehistoric Fairy Tale”. This book was based off the fairy tale Cinderalla. It is similar in many ways but there are some small differences between the two. In this story, Dinorella is one of three sisters. Her stepsisters are always mean to her and making her do several chores. One day a letter comes in the mail announcing a dinosaur dance. Just like the real story, Dinorella wasn’t able to go but a fairydactyl came and gave her a magnificent outfit. As the story goes on it is much like Cinderella and has the same ending. I thought this book was cute because it told the story of Cinderella but in a different context. I noticed in the story how the author uses a lot of words that start with D. This is a book for young readers and is an easy picture book. Overall, I thought the book was cute.

  • Cheryl
    2018-10-22 22:56

    Darling dissertation deliciously decorated and delightfully descriptive with devious developments that develop diction while doing dastardly deeds. No doubt in my mind the author was laughing as she wrote this one. For sure, I was laughing while I read it aloud. My poor tongue got twisted around the D sound as the story unfolded. I liked the main character who certainly didn't wait for a male character to rescue HER! Parent/Teacher advisory: Might not be suitable for all classrooms since dinosaurs don't have good manners and there are some words that would be quite embarrassing to be repeated in front of the church. One of those books that will inflame some parents and make others laugh.

  • Jordan Santoro
    2018-11-07 17:00

    "Dinorella" (a prehistoric fairy tale) by Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole is an interesting rendition of a fairy tale most of us are very familiar with-Cinderella. The full-bleed illustrations are sure to capture the attention of the reader, as they are colorful, vibrant, and unique. As far as the way the story is written, many similarities between this story and the original fairy tale, "Cinderella" are present. They follow similar story lines and therefor have similar climaxes and resolutions. The alliteration (of the "d" sound) gets a bit overwhelming, but children will most likely find that to be a fun and upbeat touch when listening to the book being read aloud. Overall, I found this book to be simply satisfactory; Fun and perfectly acceptable but not necessarily a "must-read".

  • Brittaney Reed
    2018-10-26 22:58

    Duncan Edwards, P.(1997). Dinorella: a prehistoric fairytale. New York: Scholastic"Dinorella: A Prehistoric Fairytale" by Pamela Duncan Edwards is a twist to the familiar classic Cinderella. This story follows the fairytale but instead of humans there is dinosaurs, and Dinorella actually saves the prince dinosaur instead of losing a slipper. This is a fun version of this story and young children, would be sure to get a kick out of the antics. There is lots of tonque twisting "D" words in this story and lots of humor. I would say this book is geared towards ages three through six or seven. All and all a enjoyable read , if you are looking for something different and modern to a good old classic.

  • Kelly Niggemann
    2018-11-07 19:51

    This book is fun for kids to read because it uses a lot of alliteration, and it is a twist on a classic tale. This book also teaches kids that if you have an ugly personality, it makes you ugly, and that good things come to those who are kind. This book is also very imaginative and it's both silly and fun.

  • Becky B
    2018-11-15 16:01

    Dinorella wants to go to the Duke's Dance, but her dastardly stepsisters won't let her. But Fairydactyl comes to the rescue, and then Dinorella in turn rescues the Duke from a deinonychus and wins his heart.Cinderella plus dinosaurs, really this book could hardly go wrong with the strong appeal of both to the target audience. The text is heavily alliterative (Edwards practically uses the entire D section of the dictionary), which may throw in some vocabulary kids won't understand. But it should still go over well.A good choice for classes doing compare/contrast with fairytales or studying alliteration.

  • george
    2018-11-19 22:54

    A prehistoric take on Cinderella...with a twist. Dinorella's sisters are horribly lazy and make Dinorella take care of them. When Duke's dance is announced (only the dreamiest dinosaur!), the sisters laugh at Dinorella when she expresses interest. Pretty soon the joke is on them when Dinorella's fairydactal shows up. But as she arrives at the dance, she sees that Duke is about to be eaten! It's now up to Dinorella to save the day...Cute, cute story and I really liked the illustrations. Great book!

  • Gina Diloreto
    2018-11-19 20:56

    Edwards, P. "Dinorella". (1997). New York: Hyperion.A prehistoric play on the classic Cinderella story. Lots of playful alliteration using the letter 'D'. Dora and Doris make Dinorella do all the work because they are lazy. Luckily, a 'Fairydactyl' shows up to make over Dinorella. The Prince gets drug off to be eaten and Dinorella fights off Dinonychus. Dinorella throws a diamond and the Prince goes searching for the dinosaur who matches the jewel. Nice twist on a famous tale. Appropriate for ages 4-8.

  • Shannon Brasher
    2018-11-11 21:02

    I am a sucker for books which take a well known story and make them their own. This book is no exception. Dinorella takes the Cinderella fairy tale format and remakes it into a dinosaur tale. I think this book was a bit of a hard book to read with the alliteration of D words throughout which made it sort of a tongue twister. There were also many harder vocabulary words that young readers would not be familiar with. I would not read this book in conjunction with teaching a particular lesson, however I think students would enjoy having it in the classroom library.

  • Mia Balsamo
    2018-11-13 22:04

    PB17: This is very cute picturebook. I love when authors make different versions of classic stories. Children could learn a lot from this book. For one the "d" sound is repeated throughout the whole picture book. This could be an easy alliteration lesson for teachers. In addition children can learn about dinosaurs, and while it may not be completely accurate the names of different dinosaurs relate to the general type of dinosaur that is pictured, so children could distinguish between them. I also like how the title says "a prehistoric fairy tale".

  • Emily Levings
    2018-11-09 22:51

    Duncan Edwards, P. (1997). Dinorella. New York: Scholastic.Dinorella is a play off of Cinderella, if she were a dinosaur in prehistoric times. I thought the alliteration would make the book hard to read for younger children. So I would recommend this to a third or fourth grader. I enjoyed that Cinderella wasn't the damsel in distress, and that she was the hero in the book. There was still the basic plot line of the American version of Cinderella, but with a nice twist that didn't make the story completely generic. I really enjoyed this book.

  • Alegria Curiel
    2018-10-24 18:56

    This is about Dinorella is dying to go to the dance, but her dreadful stepsisters, Doris and Dora, declare she's too dowdy and dull. Dinorella is stuck in the den until her Fairy-dactyl arrives and dazzled Dinorella up with diamonds and allowing her to depart for the dance. This book was so delightful, cute, and fun to read. This book got my attention because the title of the book was called "Dinorella." I just Pamela was very creative using dinosaurs in this fairy tale Cinderella story because it is just so different and fun.

  • Zequoia Hyche
    2018-11-02 14:48

    I think that the title explains it all. Dinorella is a prehistoric fairytale, with literacy surrounding the entire story. When I read the first sentence, I literally stopped and laugh because I knew that the author enjoyed writing this, just as much as I enjoyed reading it. She played with the letter D, throughout the whole book. She used D adjectives, verbs, and even had the letter D in the characters names. This is a great learning tool, if you are trying to teach your students how to pronounce different words that begin with the letter D. Great tale, and cleverly written.