Meet Tiny - the pint-sized, prehistoric hero! He may be very small, but he's got a very big heart! When Tiny the dinosaur hatches out of a great, big egg, no one can believe their eyes...he is so small! 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 what Tiny lacks in size, he more than makes up for in spirit...
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Alan Durant is the author of several picture books including the phenomenally best-selling 'Dear Tooth Fairy' for Walker Books and the fiction series 'Spider McDrew' for HarperCollins. He is a tireless schools visitor, and runs successful writers' workshops for children at all the major festivals. Alan lives with his wife and three children in New Malden, Surrey.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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