Dig Those Dinosaurs

“Dig, dig, dig those dinosaurs/So big, big, big those dinosaurs/Rig, rig, rig those dinosaurs/Dig those dinosaur bones.” The rhythmical text and lively, well-researched illustrations follow a paleontologist and his crew as they find, clean, assemble, and exhibit dinosaur bones. The read-aloud fun is accompanied by up-to-date facts about dinosaur fossils. Educational and inspiring, this story is bound to captivate little scientists.

  • 9780807515785
  • May 2015

Other Places to Buy


  • Houran’s rhyming text is just right for chanting (or singing along to the tune of ‘Skip to My Lou’) at storytimes.

    - School Library Journal

  • The gentle illustrations do a nice job being soft and approachable while still supplying enough detail to understand the various complicated tasks…solid factual info for pint-size dino fanatics heading to the museum.

    - Booklist

  • With simplified but reasonable accuracy, Marquez depicts each stage of the process in softly modeled, harmoniously colored scenes, and her crew of paleontologists is diverse in both ethnicity and gender.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • This is a simple book that dinosaur fans will love—especially very young dinosaur fans.

    - Library Media Connection


Francisca Marquez

Common Core

RL.K.1,3,4,5,6,7,10 RL.1.1,3,4,5,6,7,10 RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 RI.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10