The Three Triceratops Tuff (Hardcover)

By Stephen Shaskan, Stephen Shaskan (Illustrator)

Beach Lane Books, 9781442443976, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2013

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

This clever retelling of a tried-and-true tale has a paleontological twist!

Three Triceratops brothers by the name of Tuff are on a mission to find some grub. There’s just one thing standing in their way: a Tyrannosaurus Rex who has a very different idea of what’s for dinner! The Tuff brothers must find a way to outsmart this bossy beast, for their very lives—and a bounty of delicious greens—hang in the balance.

This vividly illustrated story transplants the classic tale of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” into the Cretaceous period, where dino fans of all ages will enjoy seeing their favorite subjects use their smarts to battle it out for dinner.


About the Author

Stephen Shaskan is the author and illustrator of The Three Triceratops Tuff and A Dog Is a Dog. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has created artwork for advertising agencies and poster designs for local bands, theater companies/productions, and area events. Stephen has also worked in early childhood education and has taught children’s art classes through the Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul Academy, and the public schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he lives with his wife. Visit him at StephenShaskan.com.

Stephen Shaskan is the author and illustrator of The Three Triceratops Tuff and A Dog Is a Dog. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has created artwork for advertising agencies and poster designs for local bands, theater companies/productions, and area events. Stephen has also worked in early childhood education and has taught children’s art classes through the Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul Academy, and the public schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he lives with his wife. Visit him at StephenShaskan.com.


Praise For The Three Triceratops Tuff

“This version of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” will satisfy dinosaur lovers who just cannot get their fill of their favorite prehistoric beasts…. Shaskan’s dinos are delightfully individualized…. Dino lovers will be charmed.”

"In this amusing retelling of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” the goats are replaced by a triceratops trio, and the nasty troll here is a Tyrannosaurus rex…. Humorous turns of phrase (“Once upon a time, sixty-eight million years ago . . .”) make this an entertaining read aloud selection, and teachers and libraries will appreciate the usefulness of the folktale connection and dinosaur theme.”