Bang! Boom! Roar! A Busy Crew of Dinosaurs by Nate Evans & Stephanie Gwyn Brown
Illustrated by Christopher Santoro
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Animals
Pages: 40 Hardcover
Date Published: August 21, 2012
Publisher: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins
What’s that Bang! Boom! Roar!?
A busy crew of dinosaurs!
Cool hard-hat dinosaurs are busy on-site in this rhyming alphabet picture book by New York Times bestselling author Nate Evans and Stephanie Gwyn Brown, brought to life by Christopher Santoro’s hilarious and energetic illustrations. Kids will love looking for the hidden letters on each page and finding the visual jokes that lead to a supersilly surprise ending. Construction work may be tough, but even dinos love a little monkey business!
This book features two glossaries to help young readers learn to identify the construction vehicles and dinosaurs they see on the pages! Also included is a list of cool items to spot while you read. Kids will have a blast looking for a pair of underpants, an iPod, 43 ripe bananas, and more, all while learning their ABCs!
Oh! How fun and cute is this book?! Definitely one to go on the list to buy for birthday gifts and such. Yes, it’s the epitome boy book, but my daughter loves it too. Have fun with learning alphabetical vocabulary with silly thoughts and rhymes. Study the pages filled with fascinating imagery, both illustrated by what looks like real picture, drawn pictures both computer and hand – it is a combination of many neat and interesting things. Use this as an I Spy book, or an ABC book, any way you try it is going to end in giggles and learning fun.
Oh, and I almost forgot on the inside covers both front and back there is a fun visual glossary of dinosaurs and equipment ready for even more fun staring and reading. This is a great time worthy book!
*Thanks to HarperCollins for providing an ARC for review.*
Nate Evans wanted to be a secret agent, a firefighter, or a magician when he was a kid. But he also loved to read and write, and he grew up to be the author of more than thirty-five children’s books, including the New York Times bestsellers Ponyella and The Jellybeans and the Big Dance, both cowritten with Laura Numeroff, and the series Humpty Dumpty Jr.: Hardboiled Detective, an IndieBound “Inspired Recommendation for Kids.” He also illustrated Laura Numeroff”s 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster, among others. You can visit him online at www.nateevans.com.
Stephanie Gwyn Brown experiments with traditional and digital media in her Los Angeles studio. She is a painter, poet, illustrator, designer, aspiring puppeteer-musician, and award-winning experimental animator. When not tending her backyard menagerie, she may be found at the Natural History Museum, in a public library, or in a classroom. Stephanie is the author of Professor Aesop’s the Crow and the Pitcher.