Cover image for How to grow a dinosaur
Title:
How to grow a dinosaur
Author:
Esbaum, Jill, author.
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Publication Information:
New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2018]

© 2018
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
Provides practical advice for a young dinosaur when a baby brother arrives, such as the good news that he will be toddling soon, but the bad news that he will not know what is dangerous.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780399539107
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Book

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Good news- Your mom's hatching a baby! Bad news- Babies take their sweet time. And when the baby finally hatches? He's too little to play! He mostly screeches, eats, burps, sleeps, and poops. He doesn't even know he's a dinosaur! That's where you come in. You can teach the baby just about everything--from peek-a-boo to roaring to table manners to bedtime. Growing a dinosaur is a big job, but you're perfect for it. Why? Because one thing your baby brother wants more than anything . . . is to be just like you.

With silly kid-humor and sincere, moving moments, this new-sibling book is a perfect combination of funny, reassuring, and truly useful. It captures the excitement and joy of getting to guide a little brother or sister through life, and uses big laughs, great surprises, and gentle lessons to empower kids in how to be a great sibling and role-model to littler ones. Great for family reading and reading aloud.


Author Notes

Jill Esbuam reads everything--books, magazines, the backs of cereal boxes, you name it. She's a full-time, award-winning writer and the author of I Am Cow Hear Me Moo! , Stanza , Tom's Tweet , and many others. Jill and her husband live on a farm in Dixon, Iowa, where green walls of corn surround their yard each summer, and she gets to drive a huge tractor each fall harvest under a blue, blue sky.

Mike Boldt is an author and illustrator living in the countryside of Alberta, Canada. He has been illustrating for children for the past fifteen years, including the picture books I Don't Want to Be a Frog and I Don't Want to Be Big . When he's not drawing, he's building snow forts and Lego spaceships with his three kids, or sharing laughs and his ice cream with his wife.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Babies can be loud, smelly, and unpredictable, but they also give older siblings a chance to become role models. These are familiar topics, but Esbaum (Frankenbunny) and Boldt (There's Nothing to Do!) infuse them with fresh comedy by transplanting them to a dinosaur household, where readers meet a newly minted older sibling with orange scales, a huge head, expressive eyes, and a toothy grin. The hero struggles to find footing with the baby (who is pink and quite adorable in its dino diaper), but Esbaum offers the reminder that "you're the perfect one to teach that baby everything." Some of the older sibling's ideas work better than others: presented with the family's pet saber-toothed cat, the baby promptly turns it into a teether. But soon a happy friendship is forged. Esbaum combines the classic cheerleading tone of the how-to genre with shouted choruses of "Good news!" and "Bad news!" that reflect the peaks and valleys of siblinghood. It's an ideal setup for Boldt's broadly funny digital paintings, which include an entire spread devoted to dinosaur tantrums. Ages 2-5. Author's agent: Tricia Lawrence, Erin Murphy Literary. Illustrator's agent: Jennifer Rofé, Andrea Brown Literary. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.