Family Book Club: Dinopotamus Goes to School

Dinopotamus Goes to School

Written and Illustrated by: Lois Wickstrom

Dinopotamus Goes to School is a great book for a child that may be a little nervous about starting school. Dinopotamus is clearly not a typical student and does not get all the answers right. Yet, the teacher and students are all very kind and welcoming. It is a great way to display to your little one that school is a welcoming and kind place for all people. . . and non-people.

Here are some questions to get your minds thinking after you read this book as a family:

1. How did the students make Dinopotamus feel included on the playground?

2. How was Dinopotamus different than the other students?

3. How was Dinopotamus similar to the other students?

4. What is something that makes you unique in your own special way?

5. What illustration was your favorite and why?

6. How many blocks are there on the page when they counted blocks?

7. What is your favorite animal on the animal wheel?

8. How will you make someone feel welcome if they are new to a classroom at your school?

We are all special in different ways. It is so important for each child to know that there are ways they are like others and ways they are different. Find special ways to enhance and grow their uniqueness. Also, find ways to help them embrace the unique qualities in others. Go around your family and talk about something you love in each person that makes them an individual in your family. Why is that quality special to your family? We all need each other. . . how boring would life be if we were all the same!

You can purchase this wonderful book here: Dinopotamus Goes to School

Happy Reading!

Megan Pighetti

Author of Fairy-Tailed Wish – Available on Amazon

It’s more than a book. . . it’s a childhood experience to be treasured for a lifetime.