This little girl has been watching her grandpa for a very long time, and she is almost absolutely certain that he is a dinosaur. So why is it that nobody believes her? Why can’t anyone else see what she sees? He roars! (And no, it’s not just a snore.) He has green skin! (And no, he’s not from outer space.) He even has a tail! (And no, he’s not a horse!) Determined to get to the bottom of this mystery, the little girl goes straight to the source. It’s time to ask Grandpa once and for all: is he a dinosaur?
Just like Gorillas in Our Midst , this book is all silliness and fun. Comic artist Richard Fairgray’s illustrations are filled with wonderful, quirky details for kids to discover with each read. Kids will love that they can see that Grandpa is a dinosaur when nobody else can. And, of course, a story like this can’t end without a surprising twist!
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|Publisher:||Sky Pony Press|
|Product dimensions:||10.20(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Richard Fairgray was born and raised in New Zealand and has been publishing since he was seven years old. His main focus since then has been comic books, but he has taken time out during his life to work on films, to perform stand-up comedy, to teach high school, and to stick labels on honey jars. He has been working exclusively in comics for the last seven years with longtime collaborator Terry Jones. Their main work together is the ongoing series called Blastosaurus. He resides in Auckland, New Zealand.
Terry Jones was born in Wales. He taught high schoolaged kids in the United Kingdom for many years before immigrating to New Zealand. He retired from teaching in 2009 to focus on his writing. He has written newspaper and magazine articles, some nonfiction works, and two novels, The Left-Handed Gun and The R.U.M.B.L.E.R. He currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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Oh my gosh! Have you ever stopped to think how little kids see us as Grandparents? I remember when my oldest use to play with the wrinkles on MY Grandma's face. It was funny to me, a young mother "Selena; what are you DOING?!) (Today I would be mortified. I'm sorry Gran'ma! Wrinkles aren't funny!! I know that now!) In this adorable book a little girl has been watching her grandpa for a long time, and she is almost certain that he is a dinosaur. So why does nobody believe her? Why can’t anyone else see what she sees? He roars! (And no, it’s not just a snore.) He has green skin! (And no, he’s not from outer space.) He has a tail! (And no, he’s not a horse!) The little girl is determined to get to the bottom of this. It’s time to ask Grandpa once and for all: Is he a dinosaur? Okay let's examine Grandpa. Well, Grandpa's aren't really known for their patience and well speaking only from my personal experience; they can't hear well, so they yell. To a little one that sure could be a dinosaur! Then there's the green skin. Those deep-set wrinkles that mean you've experienced life to it's fullest could very possibly look a little green. (Maybe in the right light?) hummmm could be a dinosaur. Grandpa's tail. Well, I have a theory on that one too. Ever watched Grandpa with a walker?? Hunched over and his tush sticks out a little too far; far enough to knock stuff off a side table........ could be a dinosaur tail. Yup, the more I think about this book the more I'm thinking that MY OWN Grandpa was a dinosaur! This is a fun! Funny! Kids book for ages 6 to 8. Put Alice thoroughly and totally LOVED this book so I would say everyone young or old will get a huge kick out of My Grandpa Is A Dinosaur! Just learning about the little girls family; from siblings to parents will have you and your child laughing! I can't imagine every whining about a book that Alice and I can share. One that makes her laugh? Even better!! One that makes her say "Read it again" is 100% a keeper!! I received a free or greatly discounted product for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe in.
Wanda, the adorable little main character, with powder-puff ponytails springing out of the top of her head, has been studying her Grandpa for some time now. He's not your average Grandpa you see. She has made up her mind that he actually is a dinosaur. He's so tall, and green, and he roars (not snores) when he's awake, and the pièce de résistance... HE HAS A TAIL. Oh my! She tries to point these features out to her family and friends but to her utter amazement they don't believe her. How absurd to think Grandpa is a a terrestrial reptile of the Mesozoic era. Preposterous! Wanda will not accept their excuses as to why Grandpa is just....well? Grandpa. She takes it upon herself to find out the truth of the matter. One day when she has him all to herself, on a coveted "Grandpa and Wanda Day", she flat out asks him: "Grandpa... Are you a dinosaur?' Grandpa looks at her and with a wink replies: "I was starting to think no one had noticed." At the end of their special day together when her Grandpa takes her back to his retirement home... a great surprise awaits Wanda. Can you guess what it might be? Wanda's eyes are open wide and the truth is ... wait! No spoilers here. Get this gem and read it for yourself. You will be glad you did, I'm sure of it! The illustrations are caricature-like and the young audience will be so happy that they can see that Grandpa is a dinosaur along with Wanda, while the other characters in the book seem oblivious to that fact. Pure fun!