Dino Bites!

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Munch, crunch! “This is the dinosaur looking for lunch!” It's a dinosaur-eat-dinosaur (and other treats) world out there. But when Bite! Snap! Crunch! leads to a buzz, the buzz leads to a hop, and the hop leads to a wriggle, mealtime has surprising and hilarious results. This delightful cumulative story and fun read-aloud—now a board book—will entertain children again and again.
 
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Overview

Munch, crunch! “This is the dinosaur looking for lunch!” It's a dinosaur-eat-dinosaur (and other treats) world out there. But when Bite! Snap! Crunch! leads to a buzz, the buzz leads to a hop, and the hop leads to a wriggle, mealtime has surprising and hilarious results. This delightful cumulative story and fun read-aloud—now a board book—will entertain children again and again.
 
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-K—Three dinosaurs are looking for lunch. The smallest one eats a bee. The next largest one eats her, and the biggest dinosaur eats him. But rumbling goes on in all those stomachs, ending in a comical surprise. Bright, vivid background colors saturate and bleed off the pages. The four goofy-looking characters are done in a lighter palette, almost pastels, causing them to pop. The spare text is in large, black print; there is one sentence per page or just a word, for example, "Bite!" for illustrative emphasis. This cumulative story will be a storytime favorite, enjoyed in a one-on-one setting, and a hit with beginning readers.—Anne Beier, Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Montrose, NY
Kirkus Reviews
More of a snack than a full-course meal, this brief, briskly-paced adventure will nonetheless capture the attention of the very youngest dinosaur fans--and give the adults reading aloud a good giggle too. Cartoon-style illustrations of three kinds of dinosaurs and a dragonflylike insect gallop, dart and swoop in a primitive portrait of a basic food chain that quickly pivots to become a prehistoric take on the old lady who swallowed a fly. A great, green T. Rex looks forward to gobbling a smaller, purple-plated dinosaur. Meanwhile the purple-plated dinosaur plans to snack on a little blue guy who's busy chasing that big bug. Simple sentences and single-word captions propel the action through crunching and munching to the abrupt, explosive but ultimately happy ending (which will undoubtedly seem especially hilarious to preschoolers schooled in polite behavior). Broad humor may distract readers from the cleverness of the text, which features amusing internal rhymes and parallel sentences that punch up the joke. Variations in font mirror the differences between the characters, heavy black outlines make the creatures pop against brightly colored pages, and the simply drawn eyes and mouths are remarkably expressive. This may be slight, but it's also tasty fun that goes down easily and is sure to provoke demands for seconds (and thirds and…). (Picture book. 3-5)
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Praise for Dino Bites!“. . . this brief, briskly-paced adventure will . . . capture the attention of the very youngest dinosaur fans-and give the adults reading aloud a good giggle too. . . . tasty fun that goes down easily and is sure to provoke demands for seconds (and thirds and . . . ).” —Kirkus Reviews
"This cumulative story will be a storytime favorite, enjoyed in a one-on-one setting, and a hit with beginning readers.” —School Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907967504
  • Publisher: Boxer Books
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 685,131
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

 
Algy Craig Hall earned a degree in economics and politics from Warwick University and then, ten years later, received his MA in children's book illustration. His books include Fine As We Are and Mammoth and Me (both Boxer). When Algy is not illustrating, he works as a financial journalist for the Investors Chronicle. He lives in London with his partner and their two young children.
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