|Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur
Contributor(s): Dunlap, Cirocco, Pizzoli, Greg (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0399550569 ISBN-13: 9780399550560
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
OUR PRICE: $16.20
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: May 2018 Annotation: The author of
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Bashfulness; Fiction.
- Apatosaurus; Fiction.
- Dinosaurs; Fiction.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
|Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6|
|Book type: Easy Fiction|
|Physical Information: 11.25" H x 8.25" W x 0.50" (0.85 lbs)|
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Contributor Bio(s): CIROCCO DUNLAP (This Book Will Not Be Fun) has written for and performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She has also written for The New Yorker, the MTV Movie Awards, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and Funny or Die. You can find her at ciroccodunlap.com, and follow her on Twitter at @ciroccotweets.
GREG PIZZOLI is an author, illustrator, and screen printer from Philadelphia.
Greg's work has been featured in the New York Times, Communication Arts, and 3x3 magazine, and he's won two Portfolio Honor Awards from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
In 2009, he received his MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he now teaches.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall)
An interactive read-aloud features a pink dinosaur who loves birthdays, hats, dancing, and painting, but who is very timid. The direct-address text leads the reader through a number of suggestions ("Go on, say hello") that result in inane mistakes ("Your voice startled him") and occasional silliness. The illustrations are bold and vibrant, but the text often misjudges the reader's responses. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2018 April #1)
Crunch's name is in the title, but this very funny story is really about the relationship between the reader and Dunlap's (This Book Will Not Be Fun) unseen, tightly wound narrator. The narrator's goal seems sweet and straightforward enough: to introduce the reader, through some interactive prompts, to the pink and introverted Crunch, seen peering out from some thick foliage. But Crunch is exquisitely sensitive and eccentric, and the narrator, though struggling to stay upbeat, is clearly losing energy and patience. Urging readers to sing "Happy Birthday" to coax Crunch out, the narrator babbles a bit deliriously: "He loves birthdays because someone has one every day. He loves days in general. He's very positive." Pizzoli (Good Night Owl) draws Crunch as eager, friendly, and a total goofball; when Crunch thinks he has heard "good light" instead of "good night," he shows up with a big smile and an armful of lamps. One senses that when it is all over and Crunch goes to sleep, the narrator will do so, too. Ages 3â7. Agent for author and illustrator: Steven Malk, Writers House. (May)Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2018 May)
Copyright 2018 School Library Journal.