Format: Picture Books
Dimensions: 32 Pages, 10.63 × 9.45 × 0 in
Published: August 6, 2013
Publisher: Candlewick Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 076366104X
ISBN - 13: 9780763661045
About the Book
An energetic young dinosaur figures out her own way to give a kiss in the latest from the creator of the Caldecott Honor-winning "Interrupting Chicken."
From the Publisher
WHOMP! An energetic young dinosaur figures out her own way
to give a kiss in the latest from the creator of the Caldecott
Honor-winning Interrupting Chicken.
For newly hatched dinosaur Dinah, the world is an exciting place.
There is so much to see and do. She tries this - STOMP! And she
tries that - CHOMP! Then she sees a kiss and knows just what she
wants to try next. Who can she kiss? And after a few disastrous
attempts, can she figure out how to give someone a kiss without
whomping, chomping, or stomping them first? Young children will
chuckle and cheer when Dinah finds just the right creature for her
dinosaur kisses in this funny new picture book from David Ezra
About the Author
David Ezra Stein is the author-illustrator of Because Amelia
Smiled and Interrupting Chicken, which won a
Caldecott Honor. He lives with his family in Kew Gardens, New York.
Kids will plunge into the whomping and chomping with glee, and
they'll understand a hero who means to be careful, but who ends up
stomping all over things anyway.
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Infused with lively, attention-grabbing yellows and cheerful,
stimulating oranges to match Dinah's mood, the book is filled with
thick black outlines and chunky lettering... The book's dominating
horizontal line, as we watch Dinah stomp along the horizon, makes
for compelling page turns, also matching the great energy of the
book. It's big, loud fun for rowdy, raucous toddlers. Mwah!
Stein makes great use of fun onomatopoeia to punctuate a
prehistoric tale modern parents know all too well -- children
making earnest efforts to learn a new skill only to achieve
hilariously disastrous results. ... [A] circle-time win for Stein,
who's proving to be a master at anthropomorphizing critters with
perfectly overemphatic kid-like mannerisms.