The Itchy Book by LeUyen Pham and Mo Willems

The Itchy Book

Itchy dinosaurs try to follow a very important prehistoric rule. It is so prehistoric that it is written in stone — DINOSAURS DO NOT SCRATCH!

When you think of dinosaurs, you think of tough and strong creatures that can handle anything. Triceratops comes by and he has an itch, so does Pterodactyl, and Brontosaurus, and also the mighty T-Rex! But Dino-Mo reminds them all of the BIG prehistoric rule — Dinosaurs do not scratch! So what is an itchy dinosaur to do?! Can they resist the urge to scratch? Find out in this hilariously charming beginning reader (appropriate for ages 6-8 years old) by author/illustrator LeUyen Pham and Mo Willems.

Daughters’ Reaction

I read this book to both my daughters (2 and 6 years old) and they were laughing so much and anxious to see the next page, and the next! The girls were excited to see the tough dinosaurs trying to resist scratching their itchy itch. As I read and turned each page, they would burst into laughter when they see the dinosaurs trying really hard to follow that important rule — DINOSAURS DO NOT SCRATCH!

Overview

I enjoyed reading this book to my girls because the story is hilarious and they loved laughing when I get animated as I read the book. The illustrations brought the dinosaurs to life and you feel bad that they cannot scratch themselves because of the big rule, but at the same time, you cannot help laughing at how these dinosaurs found themselves in this strange dilemma.

This is an Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! book, so my 6-year-old daughter was able to read the book by herself after I had finished the story. She really enjoyed it as well as her sister. I would highly recommend it if you are up for some hysterical laughter. For more fun things to do after you read the book, try these Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Activities.


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About the Author: Daynah is a mother of two who’s passionate about technology and the web. She enjoys blogging about motherhood and crafty Disney projects, as well as browsing Pinterest. You can find her at latest crafts at Scrapp’n and join her motherhood journey at CoderBaby.com. You can also follow her on Twitter.

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