*" Kids will be only too happy to capitulate to this irresistible package." -Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for Dinosaur vs. the Potty *"Shea's bold collages are as in-your-face charming as his energetic hero, whose exuberance and stubborn avoidance of the potty will elicit both empathy and laughter." -Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for Dinosuar vs. the Library "Story time may have conquered Dinosaur, but with boisterous noise and boundless energy, Shea's Dinosaur titles will never fail to be read-aloud hits." -Kirkus Reviews Praise for Dinosaur vs. Santa "Dinosaur's unbridled energy is as infectious as ever." -Publishers Weekly Praise for Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great "Shea's cleverly written tale makes this a standout, but there's substance here, too. The grass may always seem greener, but the message comes across that everybody has special strengths, and togetherness can often maximize them. This tale of discovered friendship will delight unicorn fans and perhaps create new fans for goats."
--Booklist (starred review) "Shea examines a universal struggle that readers of all ages face: The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Unicorn may seem like he has it all...but that doesn't mean he's content. Even unicorns want to eat something besides glitter now and then. Brilliant in execution and hysterical in dialogue; Shea's pretty great, too."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
- ISBN-13: 9781423160861
- ISBN-10: 142316086X
- Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
- Publish Date: March 2015
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 3-6
- Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds
Series: Dinosaur vs. Book
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-03-23
- Reviewer: Staff
Shea’s strong-willed red dinosaur is back, and he’s making his Mommy’s life utterly chaotic. Dinosaur does a cannonball dive onto Mommy while she’s sleeping in, throws toys into the toilet while she showers (“roar! trains! Roar! bunny! roar! flush!”), and reigns victorious over being forced into and out of the bath, as well as getting into pajamas. Luckily, when Mommy is too exhausted to fight back, Dinosaur relents, embracing her in a hug: “Mommy wins!” As always Dinosaur’s facial expressions can shift from devious to timid on a dime (in between moments of attack, he clutches his stuffed bunny and gazes worriedly at grocery items). Shea’s buoyant, emotive artwork and sharp comic timing make Dinosaur’s fifth story feel as fresh and funny as his first one. Ages 3–5. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Mar.)