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Dinosaur vs. Santa
     

Dinosaur vs. Santa

by Bob Shea
 

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Dinosaur is getting ready for Santa! He tackles many challenges—decorating, making presents for Mom and Dad, trying not to be naughty—and defeats each one with his trademark ROAR! But on Christmas Eve, when he hears some rustling downstairs, he can't resist a peek. Will our feisty red friend meet his match in the man in the red suit? Complete with sparkly

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Dinosaur is getting ready for Santa! He tackles many challenges—decorating, making presents for Mom and Dad, trying not to be naughty—and defeats each one with his trademark ROAR! But on Christmas Eve, when he hears some rustling downstairs, he can't resist a peek. Will our feisty red friend meet his match in the man in the red suit? Complete with sparkly silver foil on the front cover, this funny and sweet book is a must-have for the holiday season.


Praise for Dinosaur vs. Santa

"Dinosaur's unbridled energy is as infectious as ever." -Publishers Weekly"

Energetic, retro mixed-media illustrations depict Dinosaur in a series of fabulous Christmas sweaters, smothering the bottom third of the tree in ornaments and lights, and roaring his way through the best Christmas ever. A must for most collections." -School Library Journal

Praise for Dinosaur vs. Bedtime
*" Kids will be only too happy to capitulate to this irresistible package." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise for Dinosaur vs. the Library
"Story time may have conquered Dinosaur, but with boisterous noise and boundless energy, Shea's Dinosaur titles will never fail to be read-aloud hits. Dinosaur wins again!" -Kirkus Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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PRAISE FOR DINOSAUR VS. SANTA"

Dinosaur's unbridled energy is as infectious as ever." —-Publishers Weekly

PRAISE FOR DINOSAUR VS. BEDTIME

*" Kids will be only too happy to capitulate to this irresistible package."—-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

PRAISE FOR DINOSAUR VS. SANTA"

Energetic, retro mixed-media illustrations depict Dinosaur in a series of fabulous Christmas sweaters, smothering the bottom third of the tree in ornaments and lights, and roaring his way through the best Christmas ever. A must for most collections."—-School Library Journal

PRAISE FOR DINOSAUR VS. THE LIBRARY"

Story time may have conquered Dinosaur, but with boisterous noise and boundless energy, Shea's Dinosaur titles will never fail to be read-aloud hits. Dinosaur wins again!"—-Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Shea’s red dinosaur has always been adorable as he’s battled bedtime, the potty, and the library in earlier books, but in a snowsuit or sweaters festooned with snowmen and reindeer, he’s downright irresistible. He’s also grown up a bit: not only does Dinosaur emerge victorious in the realms of tree-decorating (“Roar! Balls! Roar! Lights! Dinosaur wins!”) and present making (popsicle-stick frames are the order of the day), he’s also disciplined enough to leave Santa’s cookies alone. The wrapping paper–style backgrounds and vintage flourishes in Shea’s artwork are especially well suited to a holiday story, and Dinosaur’s unbridled energy is as infectious as ever. Ages 2–6. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Sept.)
School Library Journal
PreS—Roar! Roar! Roar! Feisty little Dinosaur comes out on top of every challenge: writing a letter to Santa, decorating the tree, and making presents for his parents. But the outcome isn't so certain when it comes to being extra good, not to mention staying awake on Christmas Eve. Will Santa put Dinosaur on his naughty list? Never fear, Dinosaur wins every round. Energetic, retro mixed-media illustrations depict Dinosaur in a series of fabulous Christmas sweaters, smothering the bottom third of the tree in ornaments and lights, and roaring his way through the best Christmas ever. A must for most collections.—Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
Fresh from roaring out at bedtime (2008), at potty training (2010) and in the library (2011) Shea's prehistoric preschooler takes on Christmas. Flashing dentifrice that would do a shark proud, the diminutive dino "attacks" a letter to Santa, struts proudly away from a newly decorated (at least in its lower branches) tree, glues up crafty gifts for the parents and heroically takes a pass on a tempting gingerbread cookie ("Dinosaur versus… / being extra good!"). After sneaking downstairs for a Santa sighting ("something no dinosaur should ever do"), he even surmounts the supreme challenge of falling asleep on Christmas Eve. Flashing expressions that range from fierce scowls and high jubilation to a less showy--but more substantial--grimace of triumph (see cookie encounter, above), the energetic urchin gambols across appropriately noisy scatterings of crayons, craft sticks, glitter and various (secular) signs of the season placed by the author against backgrounds of solid color alternating with plaid and other patterns. "DINOSAUR WINS!" So will young readers and listeners likewise charged up with dino DNA. (Picture book. 3-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423168249
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
09/16/2014
Series:
Dinosaur vs. Book Series
Pages:
30
Sales rank:
353,628
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Bob Shea (www.bobshea.com) is the author-illustrator of several picture books on the Disney-Hyperion list, such as Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great, Buddy and the Bunnies in: Don't Play With Your Food, and five books in the Dinosaur vs. series. He also created animations, graphics, and logos that have been seen on Comedy Central, PBS, Nick Jr., and Noggin. He and his wife, Colleen, run their own graphic design company called Perfectly Nice, and their son Ryan inspired the character Dinosaur. When Bob isn't out on the road promoting his books, he lives and works in Madison, Connecticut.

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