Sid the dinosaur loves creeping up behind his friends and roaring loudly to scare them. His friends do not enjoy the prank. Then Sid’s throat becomes sore, and he loses his voice. His friends tease him and are glad that he cannot scare them anymore. But when a huge, mean dinosaur captures them all, they are more than glad that Sid’s roar has come back.
This early reader is popular for several reasons. Dinosaurs are always a hit with the age group usually found learning to read. This book also features plenty of full-color page spreads. Many early readers have lots of white space in which to place the words. In contrast, Dinosaur tends to fill the entire page with color. The text is included both as part of the story, and in separate speech bubbles when each character talks. There is an average of two sentences on each page.