Princesses Versus Dinosaurs

by Linda Bailey (Author) Joy Ang (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

This is a princess book!

No, it's a dinosaur book!

No, it's . . . a T. rex book? A dragon book? A rubber ducky book?!

From Linda Bailey, award-winning and critically acclaimed author, and Joy Ang, Adventure Time-artist and illustrator of the Mustache Baby series, comes an irresistibly irreverent picture book in which plucky princesses and determined dinosaurs have a battle royale over whose book this is. When they start calling in the big guns -- or rather, the big carnivores -- and decide to build a wall to resolve their differences, princesses and dinosaurs alike learn a thing or two about open-mindedness and sharing.


Publishers Weekly

Bailey's clever picture book highlights two factions' ongoing struggle for attention and authority, which will resonate with anyone who's simultaneously cared for multiple children of divergent interests. Inclusively drawn, variously gendered princesses with varying skin tones and body types frolic across a pastel spread resplendent with rainbows, smiling woodland creatures, and unicorn pegasi. "This is a princess book. Tra la! Tra la! Tra la!" the text reads, and all is well--until the next spread, which shows dinosaurs rampaging across a dark-toned page: "NO! It's not! Wrong, wrong, wrong! This is a dinosaur book." As the opposing groups square off, Ang's expressive, dynamic digital illustrations humorously show the parties waging war in a speech-bubble-strewn argument--princesses on one side, dinos on the other. Events escalate, each side bringing out their big guns (a dragon and T. rex, respectively) and even building a wall before a resolution brings a subtle, welcome message of inclusion and empathy. An engaging read for princesses, dinosaurs, and everyone in between. Ages 3-7. (Sept.)

Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

"An adorably cheeky picture book from beloved Canadian author Linda Bailey with equally charismatic illustrations from Joy Ang." —CM Magazine

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Linda Bailey
LINDA BAILEY has written more than thirty books for children, including Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein, Carson Crosses Canada, If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur, Under-the-Bed Fred and Seven Dead Pirates. Her books have won the California Young Reader Medal, the Georgia Storybook Award, the Oregon SMART Award and the Ontario Blue Spruce Award, among many others, and have been named to the New York Public Library's Best Books for Kids 2018 and the Ontario Library Association's Best Bets multiple times.

JOY ANG is an artist who has illustrated many books for children, including the Mustache Baby series by Bridget Heos, the New York Times bestselling Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid, 101 Reasons Why I'm Not Taking a Bath and the upcoming Mulan: The Legend of the Woman Warrior. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2007. In addition to designing characters for Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, Joy is also a cover artist for Marvel Comics and Scholastic's Wings of Fire and Dogs of the Drowned City series, and has worked as a concept artist for gaming studios Bioware and Blizzard Entertainment.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780735264298
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Tundra Books (NY)
Publication date
September 20, 2020
Series
-
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV002060 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV034000 - Juvenile Fiction | Royalty (kings queens princes princesses knights etc.)
Library of Congress categories
Dinosaurs
Friendship
Princesses
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