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Children's Fiction Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures

If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur

by (author) Linda Bailey

illustrated by Colin Jack

Publisher
Tundra
Initial publish date
Mar 2017
Category
Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Humorous Stories, Imagination & Play
  • Board book

    ISBN
    9781101918913
    Publish Date
    Mar 2017
    List Price
    $12.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781770495685
    Publish Date
    May 2014
    List Price
    $21.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2

Description

A hugely popular picture book, now available in oversized board book format for our youngest dino-lovers.
If you happen to have a dinosaur, lying around your living room, and you don't know what to do with it...why don't you use it as a can opener? It will make a terrific nutcracker too! There are oodles of uses for a dinosaur -- from a fine umbrella to an excellent kite and a dandy pillow, not to mention a reliable burglar alarm and the perfect excuse to forget your homework. This delightfully absurd exploration of the domestic uses of dinosaurs -- and the things dinos just aren't good for at all -- is guaranteed to tickle funny bones and spark imaginations. If you read carefully, you'll learn how to make your dinosaur last a very long time.

About the authors

Linda Bailey a jonglé longtemps avec l'idée d'écrire, mais ce n'est qu'après avoir eu ses deux filles qu'elle a lancé sa carrière d'auteure. Elle a écrit des albums, des romans et aussi des livres informatifs. Linda a beaucoup voyagé dans sa vie et ses livres aussi! Certains sont publiés en Chine, en Corée, en Australie, en Grèce, en Pologne et dans de nombreux autres pays.

 

Linda Bailey has written more than twenty books for children in a number of different genres, including the best-selling Stanley-the-dog series, Toads on Toast, and most recently, If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur (Si jamais tu avais un dinosaure...). Linda has garnered a long list of honours in Canada such as the Ontario Blue Spruce Award, the Atlantic Provinces Hackmatack Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. She lives in Vancouver, BC.

Linda Bailey's profile page

 

Colin Jack est l'illustrateur très talentueux de la série Galaxy Zack et 1 Zany Zoo, ainsi que de nombreux albums jeunesse. Il œuvre également en tant que scénariste en images et créateur de personnages pour DreamWorks et a notamment travaillé sur Hôtel Transylvania, Glurp Attack et Ed, Edd et Eddy. Colin est né à Vancouver, mais réside à Redwood City, en Californie.

 

Colin Jack has illustrated several books for children, including the Galaxy Zack series, Toads on Toast, and If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur. He also works as a story artist and character designer at DreamWorks Studios. He lives in California with his wife and two kids.

 

Colin Jack's profile page

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur:

"This wacky, zany tale is a storytime crowd pleaser." --Children's Book Review

"Buried in all the rambunctious fun, the story leaves young ones with a message that can be applied to real-life situations: if you take the time to think critically and creatively, you can make effective and logical choices." --Booklist

"There aren't many books that have the courage to be this silly . . . Simply wonderful." --The Globe and Mail

Other titles by Linda Bailey

Other titles by Colin Jack