Dinosaur Train: Buddy and the Nature Trackers Book Review & Giveaway

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Get ready for a T-rex sized adventure when an all-new season of Dinosaur Train kicks off on PBS KIDS on Monday, January 20!  My lil’ guy loves watching the Dinosaur train and since reading the new book

Viewers won’t be able to resist tapping their feet and singing along as the whole gang makes discoveries about the world around them. “Nature Trackers Adventure Camp” kicks off a new season of DINOSAUR TRAIN on PBS KIDS!


In the on-air special, Mr. Conductor and his nephew Gilbert lead Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don and friends on an action-packed journey during Nature Trackers Adventure Camp! Throughout their adventures at camp, the group finds courage as they race down rivers, have a snowball fight, climb a tall mountain, ride a zip line over the rainforest, and hike down a canyon to dig for fossils!


More than 45 flaps to lift and a learning activity on each spread combine to make this book both entertaining and educational! The Nature Trackers are always on the lookout for interesting things to discover all around them. Kids will enjoy the adventures of Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don as they check out a cave filled with colorful gems, watch baby dinosaurs hatch from eggs, and more. The activities throughout reinforce early learning concepts like colors, action words, counting, matching, and opposites.

MSRP $9.99, ages 2 and up. Available wherever books are sold.

DINOSAUR TRAIN “Nature Trackers Adventure Camp” includes the following four stories:

  1. Nature Trackers Adventure Camp: Rafting
  2. Nature Trackers Adventure Camp: Mountain Climbing
  3. Nature Trackers Adventure Camp: Ziplining
  4. Nature Trackers Adventure Camp: Canyon Hiking

Our Thoughts:  We were provided with a book for review and to share out thoughts with you. My kindergartner loves the Buddy and the Nature Trackers book. This colorful illustrated booked filled with over 45 fun flaps to lift and explore what’s underneath. It’s always a surprise. He loves hunting and learning concepts like colors, opposites, matching, counting, and action words to keep him busy.  Some pages have up to 8 flaps to look and see the fun surprises under.  The pages are thick and sturdy and the flaps are too.   Dinosaur train fans will love following Tiny, Shinny and Don in this wonderful nature trackers prehistoric adventure.


Be a Nature Tracker all year long!

Step one: Become a Nature Tracker! Sign up for the Dinosaur Train Nature Tracker’s Club, a FREE to join community of young children, their families and educators committed to learning about nature and doing good things for their environment! Nature Trackers enjoy exploring and having adventures, respecting their environment, collecting things, tracking and observing plants and animals, and challenging themselves to get outside and make discoveries every day.

Download your Dinosaur Train’s Nature Trackers Club Guide Book, available here and when you have completed all four activities, simply mail in the form provided in the book along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and receive an official Nature Trackers member token!

Step two: Get kids to make a New Year’s resolution to get outside and get into nature and inspire them with our new Dinosaur Train “Nature Trackers 2014 Calendar!” It’s full of activities you can do each month. Download the calendar here and get outside, get into nature and make your own discoveries!
Note: Curriculum details and story outlines can be found below!

To celebrate the launch of this exciting new season, The Jim Henson Company has teamed up with Reader’s Digest Children’s Books to offer a copy of the wonderful Buddy & The Nature Trackers book!  (SRP: $9.99)  for a Giveaway for Night Owl Mama readers.

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Win it: One reader of the Night owl Mama will win a copy of Dinosaur Train’s Buddy & the Nature Trackers Book.

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15 Responses

  1. Dusty Schnur says:

    My son likes Buddy the best.

  2. My son loves Buddy the best

  3. heather says:

    Yes dinosaurs are a big hit and we all love Buddy.

  4. Taylor Closet says:


  5. Dawn K. says:

    My grandson loves Buddy.

  6. Stephen says:

    I commented on post disneys-muppets-most-wanted-hits-the-big-screen-march-21-2014

  7. Sonya G says:

    both my kids love Dinosaur Train, my daughter likes Tiny and my son likes Buddy.

  8. Candice says:

    My nephew loves Dinosaur Train, and loves Buddy!

  9. Nannypanpan says:

    My son loves trains, so he likes the conductor best