Last week my 3yo was having a melt-down… a screaming, wailing, very loud melt-down. Desperate for something that might distract him, I grabbed The Megasaurus off my desk and began reading. He whimpered for a few minutes, but the tears soon stopped. My son was mesmerized.
A few pages later, I realized two teens were hovering behind me listening to the story. Soon my 5yo noticed me reading with siblings listening and ran over to join us. Eventually The Megasaurus was finished, and my preschoolers screamed, “AGAIN!”
The Megasaurus by Thomas and Peter Weck
That was my introduction to Lima Bear Press and their book The Megasaurus, which was a review copy given to me to see if it would be a good fit for homeschoolers. Let’s just say, it won my heart the day it arrived.
Since that melt-down, The Megasaurus has become a favorite bedtime story for my preschoolers. In fact, I’ve had a terrible time trying to write this review because they keep disappearing with the book or begging me to read it again!
The Megasaurus is from a series of books published by Lima Bear Press. Lima Bear Press publishes entertaining children’s books with different messages from tolerating differences, dealing with bullies, to making amends. These delightful stories take place in the land of Beandom where little bean-shaped bears live.
In this book, the land of Beandom has a problem. A monster who eats BEANS has invaded! The wisest advisors try to solve the terrible issue, to no avail. Can anyone rid Beandom of the terrible monster Megasaurus?
Along with an engaging story of bean-sized bears attempting to solve the problem of a huge monster in the land, The Megasaurus includes learning extensions at the end of the book.
Discussion questions are available to help children follow the plot and apply the lessons to their own life. Some questions are to be asked before the story is read. Others during the story, and the rest are to be asked after the story is read.
The Megasaurus also includes an arts and crafts project, applied math learning about measurement, a discussion on dialogue, and a phonics lesson. It would be easy to read The Megasaurus each day of the school week, while discussing the book on Monday and doing a different activity the next four days.
What good books have you read lately?