Dinosaur!

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It starts in the tub, with a dinosaur bath toy.But then another dinosaur pops out of the water. And look out — here comes another — and another — and ANOTHER.

Fill the bathtub.
It could happen.
All it takes is imagination!

While taking a bath, a young boy is joined by all sorts of dinosaurs.

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Overview

It starts in the tub, with a dinosaur bath toy.But then another dinosaur pops out of the water. And look out — here comes another — and another — and ANOTHER.

Fill the bathtub.
It could happen.
All it takes is imagination!

While taking a bath, a young boy is joined by all sorts of dinosaurs.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This wonderful, wordless picture book is all about imagination. In the tradition of Where the Wild Things Are, an everyday occurrence turns into a wild adventure. Bold, gouache paint illustrations and clever use of double-page spreads pull the reader right into the bathtub with a small child and a toy dinosaur. The little bather is hardly wet when real dinosaurs begin to appear and chase each other. The perspective begins to widen, showing more and more dinosaurs (and a smaller and smaller child), until a triple-page spread puts the reader into a prehistoric world complete with volcanoes, ancient vegetation, and thirteen different dinosaurs. The detailed illustrations on this page are done in watercolor and pen and ink, setting them apart from the more bold and simple gouache illustrations that precede and follow them. As the friendly Apatosaurus splashes the bather with his tail, the reader is transported back to the bathroom just as Mother appears with a towel. Does she know that thirteen dinosaurs were just in her bathroom and her child traveled through time? Could this happen in your bathtub, too? You just might need to fill up the tub and find out. 2000, Greenwillow/HarperCollins, $14.95. Ages 2 to 5. Reviewer: Eileen Hanning
Children's Literature
No words at all are needed to tell the tale of a young boy, his toy dinosaur, his bath, and his imagination. He is at first frightened, then amazed, as dinosaur after dinosaur emerges from the water, looming over the ever-shrinking tub, becoming a herd in a prehistoric volcanic landscape. A thick black outline defines the very simply drawn, flatly colored subjects; the only colors are a bit of tan for his hair and green for the creatures. But in the climactic triple foldout, the dinosaurs are drawn in a scene rich with naturalistic detail, as they head off stage, leaving the delighted youngster in the overflowing tub. Reality returns with mom racing to his rescue with a towel. Outline drawings of identified dinos fill the endpapers. 2000, Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Publishers, Ages 3 to 6, $14.95. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-K-A wordless picture book that takes readers on a wild adventure of the imagination. A boy and his toy dinosaur are in the tub when a larger dinosaur appears, and then another, and as the beasts loom larger, the boy and his surroundings become smaller. The culmination is a three-page spread revealing a full-color herd of dinosaurs racing across the page, and if children look very closely, they'll see a tiny boy in his tub. Then, magically, the oversized creatures disappear, and all that are left are the boy and his bath toy and his mother, who appears with a towel. This imaginative story with wonderful endpapers naming the creatures should appeal to all young dinosaur lovers. S's's barely fleshed-out, cookie-cutter cartoons tell the story. He masterfully plays with white space and perspective, conveys action, and captures a full range of emotions with the absolute minimum of line and detail. As in Fire Trucks (1998) and Trucks, Trucks, Trucks (1999, both Greenwillow), the author's bold artwork and simple plot are right on the mark for this audience.-JoAnn Jonas, Carlsbad City Library, San Diego, CA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060759674
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Pages: 28
  • Sales rank: 511,281
  • Age range: 2 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed author, artist, and filmmaker. Among his works are three Caldecott Honor books: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain; Tibet: Through the Red Box; and Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei. He has illustrated five other novels by Sid Fleischman, including the Newbery Medal book The Whipping Boy. He lives with his family in New York State.

Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed author, artist, and filmmaker. Among his works are three Caldecott Honor books: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain; Tibet: Through the Red Box; and Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei. He has illustrated five other novels by Sid Fleischman, including the Newbery Medal book The Whipping Boy. He lives with his family in New York State.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Highly recommended

    Having borrowed from the library and finding that my visiting 2+ grandson loved it so much that we read it many times, I purchased for him. He also loved Trucks by Peter.
    This is definitely for toddler boys.

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