Dinosaur vs. Santa

Bob Shea

Book - 2012

"Little Dinosaur gets ready for Christmas"--

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Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Disney Hyperion 2012.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm
ISBN
9781423168065
1423168062
Main Author
Bob Shea (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

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. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

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.) [Page ]. Copyright 2012 PWxyz LLC

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

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 [Page 86]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

The little red dinosaur from Dinosaur vs. the Potty tackles such holiday challenges as decorating, preparing gifts for his parents and resisting naughtiness with a ferocious roar before meeting his match in a jolly, red-suited Santa, in a whimsical tale complemented by sparkly silver foil accents and a removable wish-list letter.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Little Dinosaur gets ready for Christmas.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"Little Dinosaur gets ready for Christmas"--

Review by Publisher Summary 4

From the popular Dinosaur vs. series comes a perfect holiday read aloud that captures the excitement and anticipation on Christmas Eve.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.Don't miss the other Dinosaur vs. books:Dinosaur Vs. BedtimeDinosaur Vs. SchoolDinosaur Vs. the PottyDinosaur Vs. the Library* "Shea's buoyant, emotive artwork and sharp comic timing makes Dinosaur's fifth story feel as fresh and funny as his first one." 'Publishers Weekly, starred review

Review by Publisher Summary 5

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.