Brontorina

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Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
9.4 X 10.4 X 0.2 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780763653231
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About the Author

James Howe is the acclaimed author of more than eighty books for young readers, including the E. B. White Read Aloud Award-winning Houndsley and Catina and its sequels, as well as the much-lauded series about Bunnicula. James Howe lives in New York State.

Randy Cecil has illustrated many books for children, including Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root, And Here's to You!by David Elliot, We've All Got Bellybuttons! by David Martin, and My Father the Dog by Elizabeth Bluemle. He is also the author-illustrator of Gator and Duck. Randy Cecil lives in Houston.

Reviews

Text and illustrations work beautifully together in this witty fantasy. . . . speech balloons alternate with narration to tell the story in a fresh, droll manner. In Cecil's arresting oil paintings, the tawny orange dinosaur stands out boldly against slate blue or white backgrounds, and the unusual texture of the paint creates a distinctive effect. Brontorina makes a hugely sympathetic heroine.
--Booklist (starred review)

The frankly funny illustrations complement Howe's understated text, resulting in a sweet, frothy story, complete with tutus and arabesques, for the little (and big) dreamer in everyone, lightheartedly demonstrating that the sky's the limit, so think big!
--Kirkus Reviews

A humorous and inspiring tale... a satisfying story that adheres closely to its central message about overcoming obstacles.
--Publishers Weekly

A delightful story that reminds us to chase our dreams and to help others chase theirs, even if modifications are required
--Library Media Connection

Young readers will have a ball with James Howe's story of a dinosaur with a big dream. The dancers include both boys and girls...Brontorina is perfect for a classroom visit or a bedtime story...The message remains en pointe: Go for it, even if you don t have the right build. Or the right footwear.
--Tampa Tribune

A heartwarming tale about holding onto your dreams and never giving up despite ridicule and disappointment Children and parents will love Brontorina's charm and passion.
--Fort Worth Star-Telegram