How to Grow a Dinosaur (Hardcover)

How to Grow a Dinosaur By Jill Esbaum, Mike Boldt (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jill Esbaum, Mike Boldt (Illustrator)
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A big-kid dinosaur can’t wait to teach the new baby everything in this funny, tender, joyful take on becoming a big sister or brother, 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 they finally do hatch? They’re too little to play! They don’t even know how to be a dinosaur. That's where you come in. You can teach your baby 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. Because one thing the baby wants more than anything? It’s to be just like you.

Silly humor and sincere, moving moments, make this hilarious, reassuring, and useful “guide” a must for existing big brothers and sisters and for every big brother and big sister to-be. Great fun for family reading too.

"Fresh . . . Adorable . . . Funny."Publishers Weekly
"Hysterical . . . Tender."Kirkus 
"Sweet . . . Allow[s] for maximum comic effect.” —SLJ

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.

Praise For…

"Fresh . . . Adorable . . . Funny." —Publishers Weekly

"Esbaum and Boldt [hit] the serious, the horrific, and the hysterical—and tenderly portray the growing bond between the two children." —Kirkus 

“One of the cutest new sibling picture books I’ve read.” —Imagination Soup

“[A] funny and sweet take on bringing a new addition into a family . . . allowing for maximum comic effect.” —SLJ

“Wonderfully succinct . . . A delightfully funny, tender book on being a big sibling.” —Maria Marshall’s Making Nature Fun

“Hilarious." Inspiration Laboratories

“A big hit . . . and I can see why. . . . I wish it was around when my oldest was getting ready to become a big sister.” —Picture Books to YA

Product Details
ISBN: 9780399539107
ISBN-10: 0399539107
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English