Meet Rory, the dinosaur. He loves spending time with his dad, but today he wants to go on his own adventure and explore his island home. He can't wait to tell his dad all about the things he can do all by himself, from crossing rivers to finding shelter from the rain. Little does Rory know, his father is never far behind. There's nothing Rory's dad won't do for his intrepid sonhe'll even let him think he's made the journey all by himself.
Comic artist Liz Climo celebrates the bond between father and child with her adorable, deceptively simple illustrations and her timeless story of a child's quest for independence.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||9.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
LLiz Climo grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Los Angeles after college to work as a character artist on The Simpsons. She started a comic blog, LizClimo.tumblr.com, and is the author and illustrator of the Rory the Dinosaur series, The Little World of Liz Climo and Lobster is the Best Medicine. Liz currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, and their daughter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Rory is an energetic dinosaur who lives on an island with his father in Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad (2015) by Liz Climo. When Rory's dad needs quiet time, Rory sets out to find some adventures all by himself. Little does he know, Dad is there every step of the way to make sure that nothing goes wrong. Bright, bold colors and clean lines help bring these whimsical characters (previously seen in Climo's comic Tumblr and her book The Little World of Liz Climo) to life. Climo's hand lettering lends a folksy quality to the otherwise sleek style of her digital artwork. Ample white space on each page and small pieces of text make this a read-aloud option with broad appeal. An excellent addition for most collections. *A more condensed version of this review appeared in an issue of School Library Journal from which it can be seen on various sites online*
Don't suggest reading it
This is probably one of the best family-bonding picture books I’ve read this year. I like how, even though Rory is going on an adventure, he still “listens” to his dad (Rory “isn’t allowed to swim without his dad.”) and follows his rules. Rory is a good kid. The illustrations include some humor for adults/older readers (like the titles on the books Rory’s dad reads – “Roar and Peace” :) ) The book is a great story about parents watching our for their kids but still letting them have an adventure. All in all, it’s a great mixture of fun for everyone. *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review