It's Christmas Eve.
The presents are wrapped.
The tree is decorated.
The stockings are up.
Santa's milk and cookies
are set out.
And Princess Dinosaur and
her friends are fast asleep.
All is quiet and peaceful at
Princess Dinosaur's house.
There is absolutely, positively, definitely, and completely nothing quiet and peaceful about Christmas with Princess Dinosaur! But a merry, merry Christmas it most certainly will be!
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Jill Kastner is the popular illustrator of numerous books for children, including Aurora Means Dawn by Scott Russell Sanders and Howling Hill and Beardream by Will Hobbs. She has also written and illustrated two books of her own, Snake Hunt and Barnyard Big Top, which Kirkus Reviews called "great fun."
Jill Kastner is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives with her husband, Tim, and their daughter, Carson, in Weehawken, New Jersey.From Booklist:
PreS. In this follow-up to Princess Dinosaur (2001), the title character, an irresistible green toy, returns for another high-energy episode. It's Christmas Eve, and Princess Dinosaur is a whirlwind of excitement. Unable to wait until morning, she gives her other toy friends their gifts to open. Then she can't sleep, worried that everything isn't ready for Santa. She tiptoes downstairs, polishes off Santa's cookies, and then heads outside for some over-the-top preparations. She shuffles through the snow, writing Santa a message ("I'm down here!), then climbs up the roof and slides down the chimney to make sure Santa can navigate both. She finally falls asleep in the branches of the Christmas tree until morning--when special presents appear. Like the previous book, this one is more unfocused action than cohesive story, but very young children will respond to the vibrant, thickly brushed watercolor-and-pen illustrations. They'll also see themselves in Princess, who resembles a wildly energetic preschooler, dressed in a crown and a billowing skirt, giddy about Christmas, and adorable--despite her assorted claws and fangs. Gillian Engberg
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Book Description Greenwillow Books, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Jill Kastner (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0060004711
Book Description Greenwillow Books, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110060004711
Book Description Greenwillow Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060004711 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0946179