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Rainbow Bear’s Dinosaur Discovery by Julia Gabriel [Book Review + Giveaway]

May 29, 2014

Ben is now 5 and can read small chunks of text to entertain and educate himself. This makes me a happy mother because I can pass him a book and he’s pretty much engaged, which frees me to handle the other two who frequently need my attention.

If you pass him a book that interests him, that is.

A while ago, Julia Gabriel Education sent us this:

JGE_Dinosaur Discovery Book and CD Set

Rainbow Bear’s Dinosaur Discovery Book and CD set retails at SGD29.95

No surprise there who jumped for joy.

I very much left Ben on his own with the book while playing the audio. The book and CD set did three wonderful things for Ben. First, it reinforced whatever he’s learned for phonics at kindergarten; second it allowed him to read along with the CD and figure out challenging dinosaur names on his own without my help; and third, the beautifully illustrated book let him do a picture search for things relating to the various blends and digraphs on each page, which is something he enjoys very much.

JGE_Dinosaur Discovery_Ben reading 1

Listening attentively…

A peek inside...

A peek inside…

And while the younger ones could only be engaged for only a few minutes with their shorter attention span, this boy sat in the living room for quite a while enjoying the story.

He loves picture hunts and this is keeping him really focused

He loves picture hunts and this is keeping him really focused

The book got him excited about dinosaurs again. It even has fun facts about the 24 prehistoric animals mentioned in the pages (and I actually thought the names were all made up but I was so wrong!) – which is really good fuel for his imagination and value-adds to his reading. The audio is also great for reinforcing the correct pronunciation with the dinosaurs teaching him the most common sound of each digraph and blend.

If your kids love dinosaurs and are learning how to read, this book and CD set is a good resource to have as they journey towards fluent reading. Plus, the songs and tongue twisters are funny too!

And I have THREE sets of this to give away!

Julia Gabriel Education is giving away THREE sets of Rainbow Bear’s Dinosaur Discovery book + CD set to three of Motherkao’s readers, so you and your child can meet ’em all too!

To qualify for the random draw, simply do the following:

1) Leave me a comment here telling me who you’d like to win this for and what’s his/her favourite dinosaur 

2) LIKE Motherkao’s FB page if you haven’t done so

Remember to leave your name and email address! Giveaway closes on 5 June 2014.


Congrats to Joey, Ooy Yoan and Evan! We’ll be in touch, and I think some little ones would be really excited to meet the friendly dinosaurs in the book!

Dinosaur Discovery Winners

Disclosure: We were given the Dinosaur Discovery Book and CD Set from Julia Gabriel Education. No monetary compensation was received and all opinions here are our own.

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  • Reply Chng Mei Mei June 6, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    I would like to win it for my elder son, Ian (5). Amongst his favourite dinasours, he especially like ankylosaurus – facinated with its club tail and armoured body. We have the Alphabet Zoo by Julia Gabriel, thought it would be a bonus to get this one for free.

  • Reply Celyn Huang June 5, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    I would like to win for my kids. Age 6,4& 2. Esp my elder son he loves Dinosaurs & he will always intro new dinosaur to us once he get to know its name.

  • Reply Candy June 4, 2014 at 12:48 AM


    I’ll like to win the set for my sons (5 and 2yrs old) both of them have developed a love for dinosaurs and we always come back from the library with books relating to dinosaurs. It’ll be great if we can actually own some dinosaur related books instead of having to return them after 3 weeks.

    My older one loves the triceratop while the little one loves the T-rex. Thank you!

  • Reply Sofia's Mummy June 3, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    I would like to win this for my darling daughter, Sofia. Her favourite dinasaur is a Triceratops!

  • Reply Evan June 2, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    For my 3yo gal. She just LoVES dinosaurs… She was just bugging me to buy her a dinosaur book last Saturday.

  • Reply Jus June 1, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Would love to win this for my 2.5 and my 5 yo. Both love dinosaurs, esp the oldest! His fav would be the spinosaurus, and deinonychus! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  • Reply Xgg Chan May 31, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    I would love to win this for my son who loves Pachyrhinosaurus!

  • Reply Monika C May 31, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    For my 3.5yrs old son who loves stegosaurus and loves to read.

  • Reply Robert Sim May 31, 2014 at 1:57 AM

    For my colleague’s six-year-old. Timely present for his birthday!

  • Reply Carol Lim May 31, 2014 at 1:48 AM

    Would love to win it for Egan who loves the T-Rex (rawrrrrrr!)

  • Reply Carol Yap May 30, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    I wish to win this set of book for my 4 yrs old boy. He likes to flip the book with interesting pictures. He haven’t start to learning to recognise difference types of dinosaurs. Playing the cd while flipping the book I hope can encourage him to start to learning to spell or recognise the name of dinosaurs.

  • Reply Meiyi May 30, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    My email address is

  • Reply Meiyi May 30, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    My daughter likes the long-necked herbivores. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • Reply Jac May 30, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    I like to win this for my 4 y.o. son who is a Dino lover. His favorite dinosaur as of yesterday was brachiosaurus. He has been changing between iguanodon, stegosaur and brachiosaurus.

  • Reply Titien May 29, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    My boy loves dinosaurs n his fav is T-Rex… We have Dino books, puzzles, toys.. I really hope I can get this as he’s still not v gd in blending n surely this bk will help. Thank u so much

  • Reply Adeline May 29, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    I would like to win for my third son, who loves all dinosaurs!

  • Reply Jessie May 29, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Sorry I posted twice as I thought the first comment didnt get posted, and now this made it the 3rd post, so sorry!

  • Reply Jessie May 29, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    I like to win this for my 4 year old girl, she loves t rex as she loves Barney!

  • Reply Jessie May 29, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Hi, thanks for this chance to win a book with audio for my girl, she has a nursery rhymne book with audio cd, n that really helps her in recognising thw word as she sings along with it and following the words, now I am really interested to find her more resources like this. Her favourite dinosaur is T rex as she said Barney is a t rex! and she loves barney songs.

  • Reply Waiwai May 29, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    My son loves dinosaurs very much! Thank you for hosting the giveaway!


  • Reply Cynthia Lau May 29, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    For my girl. To introduce her to dinosaurs

  • Reply jingxian May 29, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    For my son Qi Ming who has just started on phonics and is crazy about dinosaurs.
    His favourite is Brachiosaurus. In fact, every family member is represented by a dinosaur. His little brother is TRex simply because he is a destroyer of toys.

  • Reply Lynn L May 29, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    You might like to let your boy watch the movie Walking with Dinosaurs, its very suitable for young children and the 3d dinosaurs look very realistic. My daughter is also 5 and she learnt about the Pachyrinosaurus from watching the movie. It’d be great to win the book + cd set for her to learn blends/digraphs via the Julia gabriel style of songs and fun theme of prehistoric creatures.

  • Reply Sharmaine May 29, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Would love to win this for Jay. Favourite dinosaur is the kind nature herbivorous Diplodocus.

  • Reply Debra May 29, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Would love to win a set for my son Sean who is Ben’s age and learning how to read too. His favorite dinosaur is the TRex of course 🙂

  • Reply Geraldine May 29, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    I will like to win this set for my son. He’s 4.5yrs and doesn’t have any favourite dinosaur as I’ve not exposed him with dinosaur. I’m not familiar with the dinosaur family myself. I will like to take this opportunity to learn abt dinosaur family with him. Thank you.

  • Reply Gladys May 29, 2014 at 10:03 AM


    I will like to win this for my son who will turn 3 in june. My son’s favourite dinosaur is the allosaurus.. He’s having a dinosaur craze now!

  • Reply ting May 29, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    I would like to win it for Kyle, he is obsessed with dinosaurs and his favourite is t-rex!


  • Reply Gina Tan May 29, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Hi, I’ll like to win this for my boy Ethan and his favourite dinosaur is T-Rex. Have liked your FB page 🙂

  • Reply Joey Cheong May 29, 2014 at 9:46 AM


    I would like to win this for my boy who started to enjoy reading. Dinosaur is one of his favourite and this would definitely spark his imaginations and interest further.

    Thank you. 🙂

  • Reply Chai Ooy Yoan May 29, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    I’ll like to win this for my son who loves to read. His favourite dinosaur is an imaginary type he created himself call the Happy Giant. It is a friendly sort of dinosaur that is and optimist.

    • Reply chai ooy yoan June 9, 2014 at 3:11 PM

      Thank you for the book set. Now yx imagination can have some boost. May it run as wild as the dinosaurs!

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