There’s a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor

November 13, 2019 - 1 minute read

By Wade Bradford

Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

This is an interesting, simple story about Mr. Snore who checks into the Sharemore Hotel.  He is looking for a place to sleep because he is very sleepy.  The bellhop takes him to Room 104 on the first floor of the hotel.  As he is falling asleep, he hears a squeak, and a mouse is sleeping on the pillow next to him.  Mr. Snore calls the front desk and wants another room.  The bellhop takes him to second floor but again there is a problem.  Mr. Snore goes to each floor but there is a problem on each floor.  There is a twist at the end of the story.

This book is fun and introduces ordinal numbers, first floor, second floor, third floor – all the way to thethirteenth floor.  I can also see children building hotels in the block area after reading this book.  I think preschoolers will enjoy this story and learn some new vocabulary words.

Reviewed by: Sherial McKinney