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The concept of size is relative — and takes on prehistoric proportions — in a funny and reassuring tale from a maven of children’s books.
Some dinosaurs are small and slow. They take their time in the prehistoric jungle, collecting fruits and leaves and using their tiny teeth to munch them. Some dinosaurs are big and fast. With huge teeth and claws, they steal food from small dinosaurs, and they’re always hungry for more. So when three big dinosaurs come across one small one, what — or who — can save the little plant-eater? Beautifully drawn and brightly colored, Charlotte Voake’s imaginative introduction to the concept of size brims with visual humor and culminates in a sweet surprise ending.
About the Author
Charlotte Voake is the author-illustrator of Ginger, which was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal, Ginger Finds a Home, and Hello Twins, which was named a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. She is also the illustrator of Say It! by Charlotte Zolotow, Insect Detective by Steve Voake, Caterpillar, Caterpillar by Vivian French, and The Things That I LOVE about TREES by Chris Butterworth. Charlotte Voake lives in Surrey, England.
Loosely sketched ink and watercolor illustrations enliven this quiet picture book, which humorously depicts dinosaurs' different sizes and shapes...Voake's pacing of both narrative and art is well matched. A fun romp for the youngest dinosaur fans.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The well-paced text steadily and deliberately drives the image-drawn action forward, making for an engaging read-aloud that’s sure to appeal to dinosaur lovers and their friends...An inventive idea cleverly executed.