Pirate Dinosaurs

July’s author for the Virtual Book Club for Kids was Giles Andreae. We already had a few books by him like Commotion in the Ocean, Rumble in the Jungle, and Giraffes Can’t Dance. I decided to look for something different though and I found Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.

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The boys really enjoyed the book. It’s about a boy that goes into his classroom’s supply closet and finds himself going on an adventure to help a pirate Captain get back his ship that was stolen by pirate dinosaurs.

I had the boys make pirate dinosaurs as their activity for this book. The illustrations for some reason kind of remind me of a collage so I decided to cut out random shapes from a few different colors of construction paper and then I set that out for the boys to put together.


Connor started first and he put together the dinosaur but then wanted to cut out some different shapes to use for the dinosaur’s clothes. When JT came over to start on his he saw Connor cutting so he wanted to cut too.







JT finished his quickly and said that it was a pirate dinosaur that does karate and wears his black belt on his head. Connor really enjoyed making his pirate dinosaur and worked on it some more the next day.

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This month’s author is Aliki so hopefully I’ll be posting about what we did later this month.

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0 thoughts on “Pirate Dinosaurs

  1. authoraileenstewart says:

    Stopping by from the blog hop. Love how you incorporated a craft project with your reading :0)

  2. Oh, I love this post! You are really showing your boy’s enjoyment of the book, how wonderful! Love the pictures!

    Thank you for linking up with the Kid Lit Blog Hop, we love having you!

    Maria @

  3. Stacie Theis says:

    What a creative way to instill reading comprehension as well as a whole lot of fun. Thanks for sharing this great idea!