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Gigantosaurus, Jonny Duddle

Label
Gigantosaurus
Title
Gigantosaurus
Statement of responsibility
Jonny Duddle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Four young dinosaurs are told to fear the gigantosaurus, but when the lookout among them decides to have a little fun, they all learn a valuable lesson about false warnings
Tone
Writing style
Character
Review
  • PreS-Gr 2 — The "boy who cried wolf" theme will be familiar, only here it's a little dinosaur who cries, "Gigantosaurus." The first time he gives the alarm, it turns out to just be a triceratops; then it's just diplodocous. Each time, Bonehead, a young ankylosaurus, laughs when his friends run and hide, but when he issues his fourth warning, they don't believe him. Of course, the threat is real this time, and Bonehead almost becomes Gigantosaurus's lunch. Most kids will enjoy this raucous rhyming story. The full-bleed, earth-tone digital cartoons are appropriately exaggerated and fraught with tension without being frightening. A note at the end introduces the real and made-up creatures that appear in the story. Fans of dinosaurs and those who love action will enjoy this prehistoric romp.—Kelly Roth, Bartow County Public Library, Cartersville, GA --Kelly Roth (Reviewed August 1, 2014) (School Library Journal, vol 60, issue 8, p70)
  • The lessons of Aesop’s fables are just as applicable in the Cretaceous as they are today, as Duddle (The King of Space ) demonstrates in a witty cautionary tale that boils down to “The Ankylosaurus Who Cried Wolf.” Four tiny dinos have had it drummed into their boney, horned heads to beware the fiercest predator of them all, Gigantosaurus (an author’s note explains that while this creature is fictional, the similarly named giganotosaurus was real). “His feet go STOMP!/ His jaws go CRUNCH!/ In the blink of an eye,/ you’d be his LUNCH!” warn the dinosaurs’ mothers. Bonehead, a tiny ankylosaurus, offers to serve as a lookout as his friends play amid towering ferns, termite mounds, and sun-bleached skeletons. But after he tricks his friends one too many times into thinking that Gigantosaurus is descending upon them, they abandon him just as the danger gets real. Duddle’s digital illustrations create a rich prehistoric world with an almost sculptural depth, and his bug-eyed dinosaurs exude personality. Bouncy rhymes and a narrative propelled by alternating moments of terror and relief make for a lively, mischievous read. Ages 3–7. Agent: Arena Illustration. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed May 26, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 21, p)
  • A variation on "The boy who cried wolf," set well before Aesop existed—or, for that matter, boys and wolves.Following parental warnings—"His feet go STOMP! / His jaws go CRUNCH! / In the blink of an eye, / you'd be his LUNCH!"—little Bonehead volunteers to be a lookout for his three timorous hatchling buddies. Several bogus alarms and one nearly fatal encounter with the titular monster ensue. Except for the invented Gigantosaurus, the dinos in Duddle's luxuriantly detailed prehistoric scenes are all named and recognizable, if somewhat anthropomorphized, versions of real ones—Bonehead is an Ankylosaurus, and his pals are a Triceratops, a Parasaurolophus and a Brachiosaurus. For comedic effect, though, he exaggerates the size differential between the popeyed youngsters and the grown-ups, who are all so humongous that often only portions of their heads or feet fit into the frame. Rearing up on a foldout page, toothy Gigantosaurus makes a particularly rousing climactic entrance.A delight for dinosaur devotees, with a rhyming text and repetitive structure that will make it a storytime winner as well. (Picture book. 5-9)(Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10325671
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duddle, Jonny
Dewey number
  • 823.92
  • [E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.3.D854
LC item number
Gi 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dinosaurs
  • Picture books for children
  • Dinosaurs
  • Picture books for children
  • Dinosaurs
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Gigantosaurus, Jonny Duddle
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn869771153
Dimensions
26 x 30 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763671310
Lccn
2013952830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869771153
Label
Gigantosaurus, Jonny Duddle
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn869771153
Dimensions
26 x 30 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763671310
Lccn
2013952830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869771153

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