Synopses & Reviews
Imagine — amid the leafy branches of a pear tree, you come upon a nest of tiny pterodactyl eggs. You look all around, but their momma is nowhere to be seen. What do you do? Having found just this, one kind-hearted Apatosaurus must seek a way to protect these fledglings.
In this tale of caring and camaraderie, join the world's bravest Bronto on his quest to help little wings take flight!
“This tale is perfect to introduce any young mind to science, dinosaurs, and adventure. The story flows nicely and each page is illustrated with hand-painted watercolor and ink by the author. We hope this first book from Rodenberg is not her last!” —Portland Book Review
In Bronto and the Pterodactyl Eggs, first-time author and illustrator Charlotte Vivian Rodenberg brings to us a heartwarming tale of one lone Apatosaurus who must protect a nest of tiny pterodactyls from the dangers of the Jurassic. Through breathtaking watercolor and ink paintings, and a language for all ages, we are carried to a world of unexpected joy as we discover Bronto, his heart as big and warm as the afternoon sun, and four of the world's newest dino-fledglings.
About the Author
Charlotte and her husband live in Portland, Oregon, where she maintains her writing and studio practice. Charlotte originally wrote Bronto and the Pterodactyl Eggs as a puppet show that she performed for children. She received a fellowship at the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Wyoming where she began the illustrations for the book. She used the Oregon lava fields, gorges, and waterfalls as her inspiration.