How to Grow a Dinosaur (Hardcover)

By Jill Esbaum, Mike Boldt (Illustrator)

Dial Books, 9780399539107, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 23, 2018

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Description

Big brother dinosaur can't wait to teach the new baby everything he knows in this funny, sweet, surprisingly practical "guide" for big siblings, from the celebrated artist of I Don't Want to Be a Frog

Good news: Your mom's hatching a baby Bad news: Babies take their sweet time. And when the baby finally hatches? He's too little to play He mostly screeches, eats, burps, sleeps, and poops. He doesn't even know he's a dinosaur That's where you come in. You can teach the baby just about everything--from peek-a-boo to roaring to table manners to bedtime. Growing a dinosaur is a big job, but you're perfect for it. Why? Because one thing your baby brother wants more than anything . . . is to be just like you.

With silly kid-humor and sincere, moving moments, this new-sibling book is a perfect combination of funny, reassuring, and truly useful. It captures the excitement and joy of getting to guide a little brother or sister through life, and uses big laughs, great surprises, and gentle lessons to empower kids in how to be a great sibling and role-model to littler ones. Great for family reading and reading aloud.


About the Author

Jill Esbuam reads everything--books, magazines, the backs of cereal boxes, you name it. She's a full-time, award-winning writer and the author of I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo!; Stanza, Tom's Tweet; and many others. Jill and her husband live on a farm in Dixon, Iowa, where green walls of corn surround their yard each summer, and she gets to drive a huge tractor each fall harvest under a blue, blue sky. Mike Boldt is an author and illustrator living in the countryside of Alberta, Canada. He has been illustrating for children for the past fifteen years, including the picture books I Don't Want to Be a Frog and I Don't Want to Be Big. When he's not drawing, he's building snow forts and LEGO spaceships with his three kids, or sharing laughs and his ice cream with his wife.
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