Jill Kastner Princess Dinosaur

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Princess Dinosaur

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Princess Dinosaur is a born leader. Sometimes she is too much for Cowboy Gus and Blue Feather. But Bettina Esmerelcla Louise loves to play dress-up with her, and all the toys are mesmerized by her storytelling.

Suddenly Spots bounds in and snaps up Princess Dinosaur in his jaws! Down the stairs and out of the house he dashes, with the Princess between his teeth. And then he drops her--in a hole.

What will Princess Dinosaur do? Can she dig her way out? Will she survive the wilds of the outdoors? Can she get back to her friends?

YOU ARE
ABOUT TO
FIND OUT!

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About the Author:

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 Publishers Weekly:

With a crown perched on her head and a billowing skirt hiked up to just below her belly button, the neon green title character of Kastner's (Barnyard Big Top) quirky caper cuts quite the droll figure. The antics of this animated toy dino and her toy-chest compatriots lend themselves to some diverting visual scenarios. While playing with cowboy and Indian figurines, she "accidentally takes a bite out of Cowboy Gus's hat. Blue Feather's bow is bent, too"; during a tea party with a doll properly attired in a straw hat, the heroine prefers to tip the teapot into her enormous mouth rather than drink from a teacup. But the fun ends with the arrival of the family dog ("Run for the toy box"). Kastner shows the dino helping everyone else to safety before the canine snatches her in his mouth and buries her outside (only the hem of her red skirt, her feet and tail are visible). In a feminist denouement, the raptor toy digs her own way out ("Luckily, Princess Dinosaur has long, sharp, pointy claws"), grabs onto the pooch's tail and eventually makes it back home again, where the other toy-box inhabitants welcome her. Rendered in watercolor and pen-and-ink, Kastner's illustrations depict the heroine with a range of funny facial expressions and exploit the scenario's comic potential. Ages 5-up.
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