Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, Hardcover, 9780061229749, 40pp.
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
From Kate and Jim McMullan, the popular creators of I Stink and I m Dirty now a streaming animated series comes a hilarious new picture book about one BIG dino who's just trying to find his herd again.
He's BIG, a whole lotta lizard-thunder comin at you But he's also lost. Have you seen his herd? BOOM, BOOM Uh, oh Help this sorry sauropod find his pals before he becomes lunch for some hungry predator. Yikes
“It’s unlikely the dino or readers will soon forget such a big adventure.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Perfect as a read-aloud or a read-alone, this story about a lost youngster finding his courage and his mojo will secure a welcome place in the vast herd of picture books available.”
-School Library Journal
“Looking big is a strategy used often in the wild, and readers will be happy to see it work for this essentially gentle giant, from whom the fanged, clawed, spiked, yet puny bullies turn tail.”
-The Horn Book
“A subtle message about standing ground against bullies underlies this story, which features the McMullans’ familiar delights: infectiously, rhythmic text; inventive, animated art; and an endearing, boastful narrator whose kidlike qualities children will instantly recognize.”