Dinosaurs return

“We Are The Dinosaurs,” the new picture book based on Laurie Berkner’s classic song, stomps into stores on March 21. The kiddie singer-songwriter teamed with illustrator Ben Clanton to make this whimsical page-turner about a community of prehistoric pals who act just like humans. Clanton peppers the pages with humorous touches that delight little readers, such as dino-moms holding cups of coffee in their talons and dino-dads sporting mustaches.

Berkner’s book is ideal for emerging readers, for kids that love her marching anthem, and for parents like myself who are delighted to relive their memories of stomping with their child in a mommy-and-me-music-class just eight short years ago.

Extend the fun by removing the jacket to reveal the “We Are The Dinosaurs” sheet music on the back of the book (so families can “prop the book onto a piano or music stand” explains Berkner).

We Are The Dinosaurs book by Laurie Berkner, $17.99, barnesandnoble.com.