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This charming original story about a rowdy, rambunctious, and utterly adorable toy dinosaur is guaranteed to capture the hearts of youg readers everywhere. Princess Dinosaur is a lovely shade of green and sports a golds crown and a puffy pink skirt, but her big size and boundless energy sometimes make playtime a little too wild. She wakes from her nap ready to play with her plastic friends from the toy room, Cowboy Gus and Blue Feather, but her enthusiasm and sharp teeth take their toll. "You're too rough", they cry, hurrying away. Even a dress-up tea party with her friend Bettina is an adventure, as Princess Dinosaur -- fetchingly decked out polka-dotted pumps -- guzzles her tea straight from the pot.
Then real trouble arrives, as the rowdy family dog, Spots, barrels into the room. Bravely helping her friends to the safety of the toy box, Princess Dinosaur is captured and buried in a hole in the yard. But she uses her sharp teeth and claws to climb out, attaches herself to Spot's tail, and eventually finds her way home to safety and her friends.
Jill Kastner has created a delight with Princess Dinosaur, using charming watercolors and a detailed narrative to capture the many facets of a spunky toy heroine whose occasionally wild behavior is counterbalanced by her love, loyalty, and kind heart. (Amy Barkat)