Wednesday, September 30, 2020

"Princesses verses Dinosaurs" - a bookwrap



Princesses Versus Dinosaurs

Written by 

Linda Bailey

Illustrated by 

Joy Ang

* Ages:  3-7

* Grade Level:  PS-2

* Hardcover:  40 pages

* Publisher:  Tundra Books

* Pub. Date:  Sept. 15, 2020

* Language:  English

Editorial Review

“A resolution brings a subtle, welcome message of inclusion and empathy. An engaging read for princesses, dinosaurs, and everyone in between.” --Publishers Weekly

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The Book

This book is a showdown between some diverse princesses and a bullying group of dinosaurs.  Each are vying for top-dog stardom in a book!  A shouting match occurs and lines are drawn as each side declares their right to be the headliners. 

Things heat up. with no one backing down, so the dinosaurs decide to outrank the princesses by calling out their secret weapon which is surely to settle the argument.  It's a humungous, scary, T-Rex named Dennis.  Their mammoth surprise roars, crunches, stomps and crashes away as he tries to intimidate the princesses and gain control.  Does the strategy work?  No way.  The princesses reciprocate by announcing their top-gun named Shirley. She is a huge purple dragon who Rrraahhhs and crackles and whooshes right back at the frightening T-Rex and his dinosaur homies. Oversized Rubber Ducky then shows up claiming he deserves to be the star of the book.  Oh my! 


The princesses then attempt to build a wall to keep their adversaries at bay hoping to restore peace once again.  Will that solve the problem?  Both sides learn valuable life lessons about acceptance, inclusiveness, open-mindedness, empathy and sharing.  The fun illustrations are detailed, colourful and full of action and expression.  Kids will love the vibe and discover the moral of the book... 


"Princesses verses Dinosaurs" is a fun picture book that kids will love.  I highly recommend it. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 

Meet the Author

LINDA BAILEY has written more than thirty books for children, including Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein, Carson Crosses Canada, If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur, Under-the-Bed Fred and Seven Dead Pirates. Her books have won the California Young Reader Medal, the Georgia Storybook Award, the Oregon SMART Award and the Ontario Blue Spruce Award, among many others, and have been named to the New York Public Library's Best Books for Kids 2018 and the Ontario Library Association's Best Bets multiple times.

About the Illustrator

JOY ANG is an artist who has illustrated many books for children, including the Mustache Baby series by Bridget Heos, the New York Times bestselling Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid, 101 Reasons Why I'm Not Taking a Bath and the upcoming Mulan: The Legend of the Woman Warrior. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2007. In addition to designing characters for Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, Joy is also a cover artist for Marvel Comics and Scholastic's Wings of Fire and Dogs of the Drowned City series, and has worked as a concept artist for gaming studios Bioware and Blizzard Entertainment.

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