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Format:
Title:
Dinosaur vs. Santa
Other title(s):
Dinosaur versus Santa
Author:
ISBN:
9781423168065
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Disney Hyperion, ©2012.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
"Bonus customizable letter to Santa inside"--Cover.
Summary:
"Little Dinosaur gets ready for Christmas"-- Provided by publisher.
Electronic Access:
http://bobshea.com/
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Summary

Summary


Dinosaur is getting ready for Santa! He tackles many challenges--decorating, making presents for Mom and Dad, trying not to be naughty--and defeats each one with his trademark ROAR! But on Christmas Eve, when he hears some rustling downstairs, he can't resist a peek. Will our feisty red friend meet his match in the man in the red suit? Complete with sparkly silver foil on the front cover and a removable letter to Santa for little ones to personalize, this funny and sweet book is a must-have for the holiday season.


Author Notes

Bob Shea (www.bobshea.com) is the author-illustrator of DINOSAUR VS. BEDTIME, DINOSAUR VS. THE POTTY, DINOSAUR VS. THE LIBRARY, and several other picture books, such as I'M A SHARK (Balzer and Bray). He also illustrated BIG PLANS by Lane Smith. Dinosaur was inspired by his son, Ryan. Bob is an eager and talented promoter of his books. He has his own graphic design company and lives in Connecticut.


Reviews 4

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Roar! Roar! Roar! Feisty little Dinosaur comes out on top of every challenge: writing a letter to Santa, decorating the tree, and making presents for his parents. But the outcome isn't so certain when it comes to being extra good, not to mention staying awake on Christmas Eve. Will Santa put Dinosaur on his naughty list? Never fear, Dinosaur wins every round. Energetic, retro mixed-media illustrations depict Dinosaur in a series of fabulous Christmas sweaters, smothering the bottom third of the tree in ornaments and lights, and roaring his way through the best Christmas ever. A must for most collections.-Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Shea's red dinosaur has always been adorable as he's battled bedtime, the potty, and the library in earlier books, but in a snowsuit or sweaters festooned with snowmen and reindeer, he's downright irresistible. He's also grown up a bit: not only does Dinosaur emerge victorious in the realms of tree-decorating ("Roar! Balls! Roar! Lights! Dinosaur wins!") and present making (popsicle-stick frames are the order of the day), he's also disciplined enough to leave Santa's cookies alone. The wrapping paper-style backgrounds and vintage flourishes in Shea's artwork are especially well suited to a holiday story, and Dinosaur's unbridled energy is as infectious as ever. Ages 2-6. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Kirkus Review

Fresh from roaring out at bedtime (2008), at potty training (2010) and in the library (2011) Shea's prehistoric preschooler takes on Christmas. Flashing dentifrice that would do a shark proud, the diminutive dino "attacks" a letter to Santa, struts proudly away from a newly decorated (at least in its lower branches) tree, glues up crafty gifts for the parents and heroically takes a pass on a tempting gingerbread cookie ("Dinosaur versus / being extra good!"). After sneaking downstairs for a Santa sighting ("something no dinosaur should ever do"), he even surmounts the supreme challenge of falling asleep on Christmas Eve. Flashing expressions that range from fierce scowls and high jubilation to a less showy--but more substantial--grimace of triumph (see cookie encounter, above), the energetic urchin gambols across appropriately noisy scatterings of crayons, craft sticks, glitter and various (secular) signs of the season placed by the author against backgrounds of solid color alternating with plaid and other patterns. "DINOSAUR WINS!" So will young readers and listeners likewise charged up with dino DNA. (Picture book. 3-5)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

In this follow-up to Dinosaur vs. the Potty (2010), the rebellious little monster creature gets ready for Christmas. Can he write a letter to Santa? Yes. Roar! Dinosaur wins. It is the same with decorations, gifts for Mom and Dad, and more. Roar! The red and green colors make this a fun Christmas read-aloud for toddlers who will recognize how hard it is not to get things wrong as tension rises during holiday preparations. The climax is when the choo-choo that Dinosaur asked for in his letter appears.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist