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Where Did All the Dinos Go?
     

Where Did All the Dinos Go?

by Jim Benton
 

From Jim Benton, the international bestselling author and illustrator of Dear Dumb Diary and It’s Happy Bunny, comes the latest board book addition to his series for Scholastic’s youngest readers!

Where did all the dinos go?
Some say they vanished long ago.
Could they be living way out west in cowboy books and fancy

Overview


From Jim Benton, the international bestselling author and illustrator of Dear Dumb Diary and It’s Happy Bunny, comes the latest board book addition to his series for Scholastic’s youngest readers!

Where did all the dinos go?
Some say they vanished long ago.
Could they be living way out west in cowboy books and fancy vests?

King of Funny, Jim Benton, offers a new kind of search-and-find dinosaur book that will have little ones rolling around with laughter, wondering, where have all the dinos gone?

Safe for all ages.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
05/16/2016
With galloping rhymes, a goofball sense of humor, and equally loopy cartooning, Benton takes readers on a hunt for dinosaurs within the pages of the book. Most are right out in the open. “Could they be living way out west/ in cowboy boots and fancy vests?” he asks. “Yee-haw!” shouts one dapper cowpoke in response, a green-skinned dinosaur in a lineup of similarly attired humans. Benton’s dinos are as nonthreatening as can be, whether they’re wearing business suits, driving convertibles, or—as they do in the closing scene—showing up to “share” ice cream cones with a pair of happy kids. Up to age 3. (May)
From the Publisher

"Who can resist [Jim Benton]?" -- Kirkus

Praise for Jim Benton's board books
They all touch on topics that may get active toddlers to sit still for a story -- and older siblings to read aloud. With smells, robots and messy paint, what's not to love? -- Kirkus

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
Three happy, colorful dinosaurs zip along in their aqua-tinted car on the cover of this book. Readers and listeners who flip the pages are treated to illustrations of solid and multi-colored dinosaurs with interesting expressions on their faces. A rhyming and humorous text adds flavor to the happenings. Situations show a dinosaur dressed in vest, a tall Stetson, and orange cowboy boots; dinosaurs dressed in a suit and nice clothes that walk to work using city streets dinosaurs driving or riding in cars in the city; and dinosaurs tossing a ball and dancing in a city park. The final fun, two-page spread, in which dinosaurs are slurping ice cream cones that kids are happy to share, shows dinosaurs liking the same things as kids. The rhyming text has humor and an attention-gaining, winning pace. It will give rise to discussing all things from what dinosaurs really looked like and how they acted when they roamed the earth to how children act today. Colorful artwork adds even more appeal to a delightful text. The board book format is easy for little ones to use. This book is one to add to preschools and homes with preschoolers as well as to schools serving primary grade youngsters who are learning to read. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury; Ages 3 to 6.
School Library Journal
04/01/2016
Toddler-PreS—Benton's adorable cartoon illustrations have thick bold lines and uncluttered backgrounds. His bright colors catch the eye, and the silly, rhyming text engages readers. "Where did the dinos go?/Some say they vanished long ago./But I'll bet if we take a look,/we just might find some in this book." VERDICT This search-and-find dinosaur book with cheerful, colorful artwork; endearing characters; and a fun rhyming text will appeal to almost any reader.—Paula Huddy, The Blake School-Highcroft Campus, Wayzata, MN
Kirkus Reviews
2016-05-04
A board-book version of a hide-and-seek game is set in a fantasy world where dinosaurs live among us.The first page answers the title's question with a vague assertion: "Some say they vanished long ago." But Benton is willing to ignore the facts in favor of a playful "what if" scenario. Subsequent double-page spreads offer an invitation to find the dinosaurs hiding in the book as well as some clues to guide youngsters in the search. The next three spreads include dinosaurs hiding in plain view, wearing Western gear, walking through a city, driving cars, and playing ball. Confusingly, there are no dinosaurs in the penultimate spread, which follows the assurance that "dinosaurs won't bother you"—but the final image demonstrates that they might show up to eat your ice cream. That's probably OK, since these grinning, toothy creatures depicted in bright neon colors bear little resemblance to any ancient dinosaur.Despite the title, not a fact-based book but rather one catering to toddlers whose favorite T-shirts sport cheery, cartoon dinos. (Board book. 1-3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545647892
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/31/2016
Pages:
18
Sales rank:
269,416
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
2 - 3 Years

Meet the Author


Jim Benton is the creator of many licensed properties, some for big kids, some for little kids, and some for grown-ups who, frankly, are probably behaving like little kids. You may already know his properties: It's Happy Bunny (TM) or Catwad (TM), picture book The End (Almost), and bestselling book series Dear Dumb Diary. Jim lives in Michigan with his spectacular wife and kids. Visit him online at www.jimbenton.com.

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