Happy Release Day to Dino-Gro!
Special thank you to Turn the Page Tours and Penguin Random House for providing a review copy and for the opportunity to be a part on this blog tour!
From the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Battle Bunny comes a laugh-out-loud story of a little sponge dinosaur that keeps growing…and growing…and growing….
Cole is very excited about his new Dino-Gro toy. He can’t wait for it to reach its full size! But when Dino-Gro becomes much larger than intended, Cole goes so far as to put Dino-Gro on a liquid-free diet and an exercise regimen, which don’t seem to make a difference! As Dino-Gro becomes so big that he can’t fit in the house, Cole learns that growing up and getting bigger can have advantages too, even if you’re not a dinosaur.
For fans of Tiny T. Rex and We Don’t Eat Our Classmates, this sweet and hilarious read-aloud is fun for kids to learn the importance of growing up big and strong.
Dino-Gro is such a cute story about friendship. My nephew loved it and will likely in the future dump his dinosaur toys in water.
Cole is super excited to see his dino grow but did not expect to grow as much as it did. Soon his dino becomes to large to stay in the home. Dino-Gro delivers a message that is amazing; friends will be there no matter the circumstance. It is shown during a rain storm where Cole searches and worries frantically that he has lost Dino forever. Along with the message of friendship, Dino-Gro portrays the ups and downs of size and does so in a way where no size is considered unfortunate. In fact, it shows how one can be loved in any size. The story ends in a light-hearted feel good moment.
Along with the sweet story, I was mesmerized by the simple yet vivid illustrations. I would recommend this book!
About the Author
Matt Myers is the author and illustrator of Hum and Swish, and the illustrator of many other books for young readers, including the Infamous Ratsos series by Kara LaReau, Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, A Dog Named Doug by Karma Wilson, and BB-8 On the Run by Drew Daywalt. Matt Myers lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.