Blog Tours, Book Review, Children's Fiction, Young Readers

Blog Tour [Review]: Dino-Gro by Matt Myers

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Book Title: Dino-Gro
Author: Matt Myers
Publisher: Random House Studio
Release Date: June 15, 2021
Genres: Fiction, Children’s Picture Book

Where to buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound

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!

Rating: 5 Stars


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.

Author Links: Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Youtube [Credit: Matt Myers]

Blog Tours, Book Review, Children's Non-Fiction, Young Readers

Blog Tour [Review]: I Am The Shark

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Title: I Am the Shark
Written By: Joan Holub, Illustrated by: Laurie Keller
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 4, 2021

Happy Book release day to I Am The Shark!!

Where to buy: Penguin Random house

Rating: 5 stars

Thank you Turn the Page Tours and Crown Books for Young Readers for a review copy and the opportunity to be a part of this tour!


What makes the great white shark (one of) the greatest fish in the sea? FIN-d out in this hilarious fish-out-of-water story that’s perfect for Shark Week and all year-round!

Hi! I am Great White Shark, and if you get this book, you’ll read all about ME–the greatest shark in the sea!

Not so fast! Greenland Shark here, and as the oldest shark in this book, that makes me the greatest.

Did someone say fast? I’m Mako Shark, and I’m the fastest shark in this book! Eat my bubbles!

Wow, I’m Hammerhead Shark. You don’t need my special eyes to see that there are lots of great sharks in this book. Sink your teeth into it now!

New York Times bestselling author Joan Holub makes a splash with bestselling illustrator Laurie Keller to deliver an entertaining undersea story filled with the greatest shark facts in the ocean!


I Am The Shark is a children’s book that does two things: Teaches you more about sharks while delivering a powerful message – you should love yourself for who you are. We see this through the eyes of the Great White shark as they try to figure out why they are considered great. In the end, they learn so much through their journey.

Okay, I love this book! From the colorful illustrations to the shark facts, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this to my nephew. I also learn a bit more about the anatomy of a Great White Shark along with learning about sharks I have never heard of before. I Am The Shark is both educational and inspiring. While the Great White shark goes from being the biggest to just appreciating who they are, it also sends a message to young children that you don’t have to be the best of something, because being you is unique and great. Each shark introduced into the story showcases a unique quality bout themselves, something that makes them great. Without spoiling, the Great White Shark events figures out what makes hem great and cool and is content with it.

Although my nephew is younger than the book’s intended audience, he did enjoy pointing to each sharking and looking towards me with curiosity as I mentioned each shark’s name. I take that a win and a nephew approved book read!

I would recommend this book to any child learning more about animals, especially children interested in sea life.

About the Author

Joan Holub is the New York Times–bestselling author and illustrator of more than 140 children’s books, including Breakout at the Bug Lab, Who Was Babe Ruth?, and the Goddess Girls series. Prior to publishing her first title in 1992, she was an associate art director at Scholastic.

Giveaway Time!

ONE (1) physical copy of I Am The Shark by Joan Holub! This giveaway will be open from May 3rd to May 9th, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST. This giveaway is open to US entrants only. To enter, click the link below!