It starts in the tub, with a dinosaur bath toy. But then another dinosaur pops out of the water. And look out - here comes another - and another - and ANOTHER. Soon there is a Hall of Dinosaurs in the bathroom.
Fill the bathtub.
It could happen.
All it takes is imagination!
01 Riverbank Review Magazine's Children's Books of Distinction Award
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Peter SÍs is an internationally acclaimed author, artist, and filmmaker. He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. He also studied at the Royal College of Art in London. His picture books for children include The Train of States; the Caldecott Honor books Tibet: Through the Red Box and Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei; the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Tree of Life: Charles Darwin; and several popular books inspired by his own children, such as Madlenka and Fire Truck. He has also illustrated best-selling books written by Jack Prelutsky, among them Scranimals and The Dragons Are Singing Tonight. Peter SÍs is the first children's book artist to be named a MacArthur Fellow. He lives with his family in New York State.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-K-A wordless picture book that takes readers on a wild adventure of the imagination. A boy and his toy dinosaur are in the tub when a larger dinosaur appears, and then another, and as the beasts loom larger, the boy and his surroundings become smaller. The culmination is a three-page spread revealing a full-color herd of dinosaurs racing across the page, and if children look very closely, they'll see a tiny boy in his tub. Then, magically, the oversized creatures disappear, and all that are left are the boy and his bath toy and his mother, who appears with a towel. This imaginative story with wonderful endpapers naming the creatures should appeal to all young dinosaur lovers. S's's barely fleshed-out, cookie-cutter cartoons tell the story. He masterfully plays with white space and perspective, conveys action, and captures a full range of emotions with the absolute minimum of line and detail. As in Fire Trucks (1998) and Trucks, Trucks, Trucks (1999, both Greenwillow), the author's bold artwork and simple plot are right on the mark for this audience.
JoAnn Jonas, Carlsbad City Library, San Diego, CA
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