Author(s): Colin Jack
If you happen to have a dinosaur lying around your living room, and you don t know what to do with it...why don't you use it as a can opener? There are oodles of uses for a dinosaur - from a fine umbrella to an excellent kite, not to mention a reliable burglar alarm and the perfect excuse to forget your homework. This delightfully absurd exploration of the domestic uses of dinosaurs - and the things dinos just aren't good for at all - is guaranteed to tickle funny bones and spark imaginations. If you read carefully, you'll learn how to make your dinosaur last a very long time.
PRAISE FOR If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur "This wacky, zany tale is a storytime crowd pleaser." --Children's Book Review "Buried in all the rambunctious fun, the story leaves young ones with a message that can be applied to real-life situations: if you take the time to think critically and creatively, you can make effective and logical choices." --Booklist "There aren't many books that have the courage to be this silly...Simply wonderful." --The Globe and Mail - Selected as one of Today's Parent's Top 15 Picture Books of 2014 - Nominated for the Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award, 2016
Award-winning author LINDA BAILEY has written more than twenty books for children in a number of different genres, including the best-selling Stanley-the-dog series, The Farm Team, the Stevie Diamond Mysteries, the Good Times Travel Agency series, and most recently, When Santa Was a Baby and Seven Dead Pirates. Known for her wonderful sense of humor, Linda has garnered a long list of honors in both Canada and the United States, such as the Blue Spruce Award, the Atlantic Provinces Hackmatack Award, the Arthur Ellis (Crime Writers of Canada), the California Young Reader Medal, and the Georgia Storybook Award. COLIN JACK is the incredibly talented illustrator of several books for children, including the Galaxy Zack series, Toads on Toast (also with Linda Bailey), and 1 Zany Zoo. He also works as a story artist and character designer at Dreamworks and has been involved in such productions as Hotel Transylvania, Grossology and Ed, Edd n Eddy.