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Dinosaur vs. bedtime, Bob Shea

Label
Dinosaur vs. bedtime
Title
Dinosaur vs. bedtime
Statement of responsibility
Bob Shea
Title variation
Dinosaur versus bedtime
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A young dinosaur takes on many challenges and wins every time. Then Dinosaur faces his toughest challenge of all: bedtime
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Review
  • PreS-K— No wonder the small but feisty red dinosaur depicted here faces his biggest challenge at bedtime. A supersize text of bold black letters announces: "ROAR! NOTHING CAN STOP ME!" as the youngster takes on everyday things in his world and wins, time and time again. "Dinosaur versus…a BIG SLIDE! ROAR! ROAR! ROAR! DINOSAUR WINS!" Dinosaur leaps and runs off the simple but vivid backgrounds to face his next opponents—"a bowl of spaghetti," "talking grown-ups," and a bath before succumbing to sleep. Illustrations with strong lines and bright colors keep the energy high without being cluttered. The predictable text and lively expressions of this cartoonlike character will appeal to kids who are on the go all day. Just don't expect them to go down quietly as they will be roaring right along with this little hero.—Kristine M. Casper, Huntington Public Library, NY --Kristine M. Casper (Reviewed November 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 11, p100)
  • /* Starred Review */ Shea (New Socks ) makes a hilarious commentator as his hero, a small red dinosaur, elevates everyday encounters into a series of matches worthy of the WWF. “Dinosaur versus... a bowl of spaghetti !” announces Shea and, with a trio of bold typographic roars (and two chomps), the bowl is vanquished. “Dinosaur wins again !” declares Shea, as Dinosaur coolly acknowledges his triumph. Again and again, Dinosaur proves unbeatable—the foes he defeats include a pile of leaves, a big slide and “talking grown-ups”—but the title hints at his Achilles heel. Dinosaur may not resemble anything found in a paleontology textbook, but he's a terrific surrogate. Incorporating paper, paint, photo collage and quick strokes of crayon, Shea's freewheeling compositions convey both a beguiling spontaneity and a preschooler's sense of invincibility. Kids will be only too happy to capitulate to this irresistible package. Ages 2–6. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed September 8, 2008) (Publishers Weekly, vol 255, issue 36, p50)
  • With huge exclamations, broad, black crayon lines and vivid splashes of red, Shea portrays a roaring "dinosaur" savagely attacking a pile of leaves, a big slide, a bowl of spaghetti, talking grown-ups (seen only from knees down) and other unsuspecting targets, then swaggering away from each, crowing "DINOSAUR WINS AGAIN!" Bedtime, though, offers a far tougher challenge to the young wild thing—in no time the mighty roars have dialed down to a murmur (rendered typographically in smaller and smaller fonts) and a final "Bedtime wins. Good night, dinosaur." The toothy red dino bounces his way through mixed-media illustrations that combine photocollage (Dinosaur's mouth full of photographic spaghetti is a particular highlight) with a minimalist retro sensibility that puts Dinosaur where he belongs, always at the center of attention. As in his Big Plans! (2008), illustrated by Lane Smith, the author crafts a high-volume attention-grabber that will have audiences roaring along enthusiastically. Fine fare for No, David! fans. (Picture book. 3-5) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2008)
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
285419
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shea, Bob
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 2-6
LC call number
  • PZ10.3.S38518
  • PZ7.S53743
LC item number
  • Di 2008
  • Di 2008
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 0
NLM call number
She
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Dinosaur (Bob Shea)
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dinosaurs
  • Bedtime
  • Dinosaurs
  • Bedtime
  • Bedtime
  • Dinosaurs
Target audience
preschool
Label
Dinosaur vs. bedtime, Bob Shea
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn191931115
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
31 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781423113355
Lccn
2009275600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)191931115
Label
Dinosaur vs. bedtime, Bob Shea
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn191931115
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
31 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781423113355
Lccn
2009275600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)191931115

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