SLC Book Boy

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Dini Dinosaur

on August 29, 2013

This is a flannel adaptation of the book by Karen Beaumont


(It was actually quite simple to make the flannel set, I just copied the cover of the book, and then stapled the image to my flannel and cut round the bits I wanted!)

On a warm summer day in a prehistoric land

A dinosaur played in the mud and the sand.


‘Oh my goodness, Dini! You’re a mess!’ his mama said.

‘You’re going to need to take a bath before you go to bed!”

Dirty Dini Dinosaur splashed in the tub.

He tried to wash his feet with a scrub-d-dub-dub!

Silly Dini Dinosaur! Don’t you know?

You have to take your shoes off…”Back you go!”



(Dirty Dini with all the removable bits.)

Dirty Dini Dinosaur splashed in the tub.

He tried to wash his (legs/tummy/head)with a scrub-d-dub-dub!

Silly Dini Dinosaur! Don’t you know?

You have to take your (pants/shirt/hat) off…”Back you go!”


(The bathtub is cut from cardboard, with marker accents. After the hat is removed, I ‘washed’ all of Dini, and flipping him over to reveal the all clean side.)

“I love you , my sweet Dini,  and I always will” mom said.

The she hugged and kissed him and tucked him into bed.


(pretty adorable, and the kids loved identifying what he was supposed to take off next.)

This weeks Flannel Friday is hosted on Lisa’s blog, Story Time with the Library Lady


10 responses to “Dini Dinosaur

  1. Jane Breen says:

    Thanks for introducing the book. I’ll need to order it. Your flannel pieces are darling. Beautiful ~ jane

  2. This is so cute. We got the book after we’d done our dinosaur storytime this summer. That gives me plenty of time to make this before dino’s come round again!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. mrsshaia says:

    Oh, I don’t know this story. I’m going to order it. I can add it to Dinosaurs and Getting Dressed themes! Very cute.

  4. When I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new
    comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I recieve 4
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    • sdbahlmann says:

      I’m sorry you are being bothered with so many messages. Unfortunately, I’m don’t know how that would be accomplished, and I don’t even see the original comment that you posted!

  5. Theresa says:

    I found this on pinterest, do you have any interest in selling a set of this, its so great!

    • sdbahlmann says:

      I left it with my position as a children’s librarian. It’s pretty easy to make if you just photocopy the cover of the book and tape it to felt you can cut around the images. I did a copy for the dinosaur, and another for the clothing, then just added detail with a sharpie!

  6. […] SLC Book Boy has a great flannelboard that goes along with the book, Dini Dinosaur. […]

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