Tyrannoclaus

Tyrannoclaus

by Janet Lawler, John Shroades
     
 

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'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

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.

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061170546
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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.

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