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Drumheller Dinosaur Dance

by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Esperança Melo & Bill Slavin

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published: Aug 2004
ISBN:9781553373933
publisher: Kids Can Press
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By daylight, the Drumheller dinosaurs rest their ancient bones. But when the moon rises, so do these slumbering skeletons -- ready to tango, fandango, shimmy and shake! This exuberant read-aloud imagines what the dinosaur skeletons of world-famous Drumheller, Alberta, get up to when everyone's asleep. Kids will want to thumpity-thump along with these dynamic dinos as they dance across the dark, dusty Badlands.

About the Authors

Robert Heidbreder is an award-winning children’s poet and author. His many books include I Wished for a Unicorn, Drumheller Dinosaur Dance and Song for a Summer Night (Groundwood, 2015), which was short-listed for the BC Book Prize. In spring of 2018, Groundwood will publish Rooster Summer, a new collection of poems. Robert spent thirty years as a primary school teacher and, in 2002, won the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and continues to do many school and festival presentations.

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Esperança Melo is a graduate of Sheridan College's Animation Program and has completed an honors degree in graphic design from George Brown College. She has illustrated and designed several children's books. Esperança was born in the Azores and now lives in Millbrook, Ontario. For more information, visit www.esperancamelo.blogspot.ca
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BILL SLAVIN is a celebrated illustrator who lives in Millbrook Ontario. He has illustrated over 40 books for children, including The Cat Came Back.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Book Award
  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award
  • Winner, Great Book Award, Canada Toy Testing Council
  • Short-listed, Childrens' Choices, International Reading Association
  • Winner, Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Short-listed, Shinning Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice
Editorial Reviews

While there are many great picture books about dinosaurs, this one tells a story that young fans will enjoy hearing over and over.

— School Library Journal

Fans of boisterous bedtimes will get a high kick out of this fun, fantastical take on Drumheller’s dinosaurs.

— Quill & Quire

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