Dinosaur Train’s “Dinosaurs A-Z” (Review & Giveaway)

I’ve talked about how much we love learning at my house.  Hayden loves to learn.  He also loves dinosaurs and trains.  So who ever had the brilliant idea to create Dinosaur Train is #1 in my book.  I love that Dinosaur Train is educational, and Hayden loves that it combines two of his favorite things.  I also really appreciate that on Dinosaur Train they are constantly encouraging kids to get into nature and have kids make their own discoveries.

There is a “Dinosaurs A-Z” special that is being aired as part of PBS KIDS’ summer learning initiative.  It will be airing on July 8th and 9th.


These fun episodes begin aboard the Dinosaur Train where Tiny gets the idea to gather all the dinosaurs in the “Dinosaurs A to Z” song for a picnic at Troodon Town. The conductor agrees, and as the Train starts picking up dinosaurs, Tiny, Buddy, Shiny and Don, help keep track of how many of the different species have come on board. They learn about classification and organize the dinosaurs by their species, features, and size. When all 26 dinosaurs finally come on board, the Train has more extra cars than ever before and they need an additional engine to help pull it! Once they arrive at Troodon Town for the picnic, Tiny leads the 26 different “A to Z” dinosaurs in a fun, rousing, and historic singing of the “Dinosaurs A to Z” song!

Airing on July 8 (Check your local TV listings for specific times)

Part One: Dinosaurs A to Z The Big Idea

Part Two: Spread the Word

Airing on July 9 (Check your local TV listings for specific times)

Part Three: Dinosaurs A to Z Classification

Part Four: Dinosaurs A to Z Picnic

We were so excited to find out that there is a great book that goes along with this episode.  Dinosaur Train’s “Dinosaurs A-Z” by Andrea Posner-Sanchez and illustrated by Terry Izumi.


Meet 26 dinosaurs—one for each letter of the alphabet—in this Dinosaur Train™ alphabet book where Buddy, Mr. Conductor, and the other Dinosaur Train™ characters from the hit PBS KIDS animated series introduce dinosaurs from Apatosaurus to Zigongosaurus! Young paleontologists-in-training will love learning cool facts about 26 amazing dinosaurs. This awesome non-fiction book with a sturdy padded cover makes a great gift! Ages 3-5; SRP $11.99; 30 pages. Available wherever books are sold!


The book is amazing quality!  It is a good size book with a really nice padded cover.  Hayden loves all the pictures of his favorite friends from Dinosaur Train.  He has been getting his own dinosaurs to match to the pictures.  I really love that there is a ton of interesting facts and great learning material.  The books says where each dinosaur is from, what they eat, and a few other fun facts about them.  There is also a pronunciation guide next to the dinosaur’s name(thank heavens!).  But Hayden already knows most of them and can say them perfectly.  The kid loves his dinosaurs and this is a great addition to our library.

front book

(…and if you are wondering what happened to my sweet boys poor face lets just say: 4th of July.  Racing. Tripped. Face first.  Winner concrete.  It’s a right of passage for boys right? *sigh…his poor nose..and forehead.)

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Right now one (1) Mom Spotted readers has the opportunity to win a Dinosaurs Train’s A-Z Book. To enter use the Rafflecopter form below.

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Contest ends 7.22.13 at 11:59pm. For Official Giveaway Rules click here.


About Megan

Megan loves being a stay at home mom to a busy boy Hayden (10) and sweet girl Halli (6). She has been happily married to her ridiculously good looking husband for 11 years. She also enjoys blogging, trying new recipes to cook or bake, girls nights, fashion, and reading. You can also find her on twitter and instagram @fourheartsproject


  1. Mandy Strong says

    my 21 month old little boy is crazy of dinosaur train!!!

  2. Claire says

    We HAVE to win this!!! 😀 My two year old has the Dinosaur Train cd, and totally sings the Dinosaur A-Z song!

  3. susan h says

    My godson Riley would love this.

  4. Kimberly Schotz says

    My granddaughter loves Dinosaur Train. Her favorite character is Buddy.

  5. nancy says

    Wow- my boys would really like this- never heard of it- thanks!


  6. My 3-year-old daughter loves Dinosaur Train–it’s her favorite!

  7. Andrea H says

    My son loves dinosaurs – and books – perfect! 🙂

  8. sandra says

    i like the head of the class outfit

  9. Devon F says

    My daughter loves Dinosaur Train! She would love this book!

  10. love the head of the class outfit

  11. Rachel C says

    My kids would love this!

  12. Bonnye Sensenig says

    we would love to have this awesome book in our house!

  13. Nannypanpan says

    I like watermelon playtime

  14. sandra davis says

    my nephews would love this book

  15. Racquel S says

    I like the Island lily for my daughter!

  16. Colleen Maurina says

    My little grandson always wants to watch Dinosaur Train – he’s a big fan.

  17. Ann B. says

    I like the Ric Roc Crocodile outfit…

  18. I like Island Lily. My daughter absolutely loves Dinosaur Train! 🙂

  19. Melissa says

    never heard of this, will have to look it up 🙂

  20. Jamie Brigham says

    My son and I love Buddy!

  21. Tiffany Schmidt says

    We love this show. Buddy is so fun!

  22. Katy P says

    My son would love this book! He is very interested in dinosaurs!

  23. Lauren Brown says

    My kids would love this book!

  24. Kelly Boudreaux says

    The link didn’t work, but my kids would love the book!! (And I absolutely LOVE Gymboree!

  25. ReggieMann says

    For Gymboree, Girls Sparkle Kitty Soft & Sweet outfit

  26. Dan says

    Looks like fun.

  27. caitlin tate says

    sparkle kitty sweet

  28. Sharon C says

    I like the girl’s Belted Peach Romper

  29. jose benavides says

    the link didn’t work for me either but my kids would love this book as well ..

  30. tin cruz says

    Like the Belted Peach Romper

  31. Candy says

    I like the boy’s Ace Driver outfit.

  32. Candice Hull says

    At Gymboree, I like the boys’ Coolest Copter outfit. We love dinosaur train! I just hate that the song gets stuck in my head all the time

  33. Carolyn T says

    I like the Stylish Ladybug outfit. Love the dinosaur train!!!

  34. liz l says

    The little blue shorts and polka dot tshirt

  35. polly says

    I like the boys palm & plaid short set

  36. Tamar says

    I think this is the wrong question because it’s not for Gymboree but for dinosaur train. We like buddy

  37. We love this show

  38. Katie K says

    The link didn’t work for me either…and I feel like it’s the wrong question. But! My kids would love this book! Big into monsters and dinos and such right now!

  39. Ed Nemmers says

    I like the Ace Driver ensemble!

  40. Alexander Saas says

    My daughter loves all things dinousaur!

  41. Colleen W says

    The girls peach romper.

  42. Michelle Tucker says

    I like the Happy Camper outfit.

  43. Mihaela D. says

    I love the Sparkle Kitty Soft & Sweet outfit

  44. Kelly Amos says

    I like the outfit “Intergalactic Guy”! 🙂

  45. Breanne says

    Dot Trim Tutu Skirt

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