Synopses & Reviews
Roaaaar! Roaar! Nothing can stop me!
Nothing can stop little dinosaurnot talking grownups, spaghetti, or even bath time. But what happens when he faces the biggest challenge of all…bedtime?
With spare text and irresistible dinosaur roaaars, little dinosaurs will be begging for this book to be read again and again.
"Shea (New Socks) makes a hilarious commentator as his hero, a small red dinosaur, elevates everyday encounters into a series of matches worthy of the WWF. 'Dinosaur versus... a bowl of spaghetti!' announces Shea and, with a trio of bold typographic roars (and two chomps), the bowl is vanquished. 'Dinosaur wins again!' declares Shea, as Dinosaur coolly acknowledges his triumph. Again and again, Dinosaur proves unbeatable the foes he defeats include a pile of leaves, a big slide and 'talking grown-ups' but the title hints at his Achilles heel. Dinosaur may not resemble anything found in a paleontology textbook, but he's a terrific surrogate. Incorporating paper, paint, photo collage and quick strokes of crayon, Shea's freewheeling compositions convey both a beguiling spontaneity and a preschooler's sense of invincibility. Kids will be only too happy to capitulate to this irresistible package. Ages 2 6. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Nothing can stop little Dinosaur not grown-ups, nor bathtime. But what happens when he faces his biggest challenge of all bedtime? With spare text and irresistible dinosaur roars, this book is an ideal read-aloud for bedtime and will have youngsters wanting more.
About the Author
Bob Shea is the author of Big Plans, illustrated by Lane Smith, as well as his own Oh, Daddy!; Race You to Bed; New Socks; and Dinosaur vs. Bedtime, an Amazon Best Book of the Year, a Horn Book Fanfare Best Book, and a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book. Bob lives in Connecticut with his family.