This book introduces students to vocabulary (e.g. herbivore, carnivore, predator) that teaches basic concepts. It also includes supporting vocabulary (e.g. camouflage, herd) that introduces students to more advanced concepts and relationships. Written in rhyme, If You Were a Dinosaur is a blend of poetry and informational text. Its reflective ending also provides students with the opportunity to choose their favorite type of dinosaur and to justify their answer. It is a great interactive notebook activity.