When Tiny the Dinosaur hatches out of a great, big egg, no one can believe how small he is! Tiny grows—a little—and tries to make friends with the other young dinosaurs, but they laugh and say that he isn't big enough to play their games. But when one of the other dinosaurs is suddenly in trouble, Tiny's small size—and big heart—help him save the day.
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Alan Durant is the author of more than forty books for children of all ages. He has written picture books, teenage thrillers, and poetry. He wrote the bestselling picture books Dear Tooth Fairy and Dear Father Christmas, both illustrated by Vanessa Cabban. Alan lives with his wife and three children in New Malden, Surrey, England.
Jo Simpson grew up in Yorkshire, England, and studied illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Scotland. While still a student, she began making animated films, and this led to her first job: designing and directing a major UK road-safety campaign for an animation agency. A Dinosaur Called Tiny is Jo's first picture book. She lives in London with her husband and daughter.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1—Constantly teased for being "teeny tiny" and "teensy-weensy," Tiny is excluded from all of the other dinosaurs' games. He feels sorry for himself, until he is befriended by a small bird named Archie. When the two discover Tyro the Tyrannosaurus rex trapped on shaky ground, it is Tiny who is able to rescue him. All of the dinosaurs now want to be his friend, the teasing ceases, and his Mom declares: "You may be small...but you've got a big heart." Playful pastel illustrations depict expressive, fun-loving dinosaurs in a fanciful prehistoric setting, but there is nothing unusual or original in this predictable plot. It's a shame that Tiny has to prove his courage and usefulness before the other dinosaurs will accept him. And, it isn't until they want to become friends with him that Tiny comes to accept himself. Nonetheless, children will relate to the familiar message, especially if they have ever felt left out.—Rachel Kamin, Des Plaines Public Library, IL
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Durant, Alan. A DINOSAUR CALLED TINY. NY: HarperCollins, c2008. first printing. unpaginated. illustrated in color Jo Simpson. 4to. New hardcover in new d/j. Bookseller Inventory # 38129
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