Dinosaur vs. School (Dinosaur vs. #4)

by Bob Shea (Author) Bob Shea (Illustrator)

Dinosaur vs. School (Dinosaur vs. #4)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Dinosaur vs.

Dinosaur is starting preschool today. ROAR! There are new friends to meet, dress-up outfits to wear, glitter and googly eyes to paste, musical instruments to play, and snacks to eat. What's not to like? But then, oh, no! It's Dinosaur vs. Clean-up Time! Fortunately, when friends work together, EVERYONE WINS!

With all the bright colors, bold lines, and toddler-like exuberance that have made the previous Dinosaur vs. books irresistible, Dinosaur vs. School will both amuse and reassure anyone going off to school for the first time.

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...Shea's concept of "winning" at school clearly has to do with self-confidence, determination and, sometimes, teamwork-a winning idea indeed.

School Library Journal

Pres-Gr1—Dinosaur is embarking on a new experience: school. Shea's collages are bold, vivid, and laugh-out-loud funny. His cartoon style is at times reminiscent of The Powerpuff Girls and The Ren & Stimpy Show yet is uniquely his own. Kids will appreciate the humor and Dinosaur's confidence as he faces off against some familiar situations. This is an excellent read-aloud that becomes interactive as the story builds. As an added bonus, if you look closely, you can spot Buddy and the Bunnies from Shea's previous book. Add this title to your cart, and your patrons and students will be sure to cheer.—Krishna Grady, Darien Library, CT

Copyright 2014 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Bob Shea

Bob Shea has written and illustrated more than a dozen picture books, including Dinosaur vs. Bedtime, and is the author of Big Plans, illustrated by Lane Smith. His writing career began at Comedy Central, and his characters and animations have appeared on Nick Jr., Playhouse Disney, and PBS Kids.

Lane Smith is a four-time recipient of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book award and a two-time Caldecott Honor recipient, most recently for Grandpa Green. He is the author and illustrator of Abe Lincoln's Dream and It's a Book, which ahs been translated into over twenty languages, among many other books.

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Guided Reading Level
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date
June 14, 2016
Dinosaur vs.
BISAC categories
JUV002060 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
JUV039090 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | New Experience
JUV035000 - Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
Library of Congress categories

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