Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe (Hardcover)

By Tim J. Myers, Macky Pamintuan

Sterling Children's Books, 9781402777981, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2013

List Price: 14.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


A rollicking romp around an old fashioned car wash--where DINOSAURS are the customers How can a dinosaur stay dirt-free in the city? Welcome to the Dino Wash Deluxe, where dinos go to get soaped, scrubbed, and spotlessly clean. The Dino Wash handles it all: scales, spikes, wings, even frills and horns. BUT WAIT There's a new customer in town: a T. rex with sharp teeth, long claws, and a mighty mean personality. What will happen when T. rex shows up? Filled with dinosaur facts and fun, this hilarious picture book reminds children that tough guys might not be as scary as they seem.

About the Author

Tim Myers is a writer, songwriter, and storyteller for children and adults. His children's books have earned a Smithsonian Notable Book award and a NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book award, among other honors. Basho and the Fox was a New York Times bestseller. Visit him at Tim lives in Santa Clara, CA.Macky Pamintuan has illustrated several children's books, including Twelve Hidden Days of Christmas, I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track, and I Saw an Ant in a Parking Lot, the Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown, and the Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew series by Carolyn Keene and Alfred Zector. He lives in the Philippines with his wife and daughter, along with their playful dog. You can visit him online at

Praise For Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe

“An adorably round-faced little boy in yellow coveralls is readers' guide to the Dino Wash Deluxe, and the narration is delightfully kidlike . . . Pamintuan's artwork ably matches the text, each brilliantly colored dinosaur a distinct individual. Perspective, size, body language and facial expression all play a role in capturing the story's moods . . . A romping-stomping choice for dinosaur lovers and those similarly afraid of soap in their eyes." —Kirkus