Tyrannoclaus

Overview

'Twas the night before Christmas in dinosaur land . . .

Deep inside a volcano crater, Tyrannoclaus and his helpers are busy wrapping up Christmas presents for dinosaur children when, suddenly, the volcano erupts! How will they ever make it through and deliver presents on time?

With a little ingenuity and a lot of excitement, this twist on the classic The Night Before Christmas is sure to bring smiles to dinosaur fans everywhere.

...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (28) from $1.99   
  • New (11) from $9.58   
  • Used (17) from $1.99   

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK Kids for iPad

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (NOOK Kids)
$11.99
BN.com price
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview

'Twas the night before Christmas in dinosaur land . . .

Deep inside a volcano crater, Tyrannoclaus and his helpers are busy wrapping up Christmas presents for dinosaur children when, suddenly, the volcano erupts! How will they ever make it through and deliver presents on time?

With a little ingenuity and a lot of excitement, this twist on the classic The Night Before Christmas is sure to bring smiles to dinosaur fans everywhere.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1–“’Twas the night before Christmas in dinosaur land./Tyrannoclaus hurried, his helpers at hand” begins this entertaining twist on “The Night Before Christmas.” At the North Pole, a sleeping volcano erupts, spewing fiery ash and lava as Tyrannoclaus and his team are trying to take flight. Undeterred, these dynamic dinos “plunge through the fire, the smoke and the steam” to deliver their Christmas gifts to all the dinosaur boys and girls. Shroades’s dynamic mixed-media digitalized cartoons enhance the text. Dino enthusiasts will delight in this unique holiday treat.–Maureen Wade, Los Angeles Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
Tyrannoclaus is the Santa of the dinosaur world, and he's having a bad Christmas Eve. First one of the dinosaurs eats the gift list, and then the volcano under the North Pole erupts, causing Tyrannoclaus and his sleigh full of toys to fall into a crevice. Several flying dinosaur assistants save the day in a dramatic rescue through fire and ash, and the presents are delivered in time to all the good dinosaur children around the world. Shroade's large-format design uses mainly double-page spreads, with a palette of dazzling, hot colors that make the dinosaurs appear to pop off the pages. The spreads of the volcano are exciting, but not too scary. Young dino devotees will enjoy the rhyming text and the dramatic combination of Christmas, dinosaurs and steaming hot lava. (Picture book. 3-7)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061170546
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/22/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 820,246
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Lawler is the author of Tyrannoclaus, If Kisses Were Colors, Snowzilla, A Father's Song, and Ocean Counting. Her love of family and nature inspires much of her writing. Her family shares their home in Connecticut with a dog, a lizard, and assorted wildlife visiting the backyard.

John Shroades is the illustrator of The Dragon in the Sock Drawer by Kate Klimo. His work has appeared on game box covers and magazine covers and in many games, articles, limited edition lithographs, and fine art galleries. He loves to create whimsical images of people, monsters, animals, robots, and contraptions that express the many different moods we all feel. John lives in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in North Bend, Washington, with his wife, Connie, and two boys, Jacob and Adam.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)