Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur (Hardcover)
Summer 2018 Kids Indie Next List
“Shhhhh. Crunch the Dinosaur wants to come out and play, but he is just too shy. Whisper his name and maybe he will venture out to join you. Engaging and interactive, this cute new dinosaur tale will delight young readers over and over again.”
— Angie Tally, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC
From Cirocco Dunlap (This Book Will Not Be Fun) and Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner Greg Pizzoli (The Watermelon Seed) comes a charming, giggly read-aloud that illustrates the particular art of making a friend Crunch is a lovely and quiet brontosaurus who has hidden himself in some shubbery and is rather shy. He would like to play, but it will require some gentle coaxing from you If you are patient and encouraging, you will find yourself with a new friend This picture book is a warm, funny example of how to engage with someone new, who is perhaps a bit different from you. Lessons in friend-making (such as minding personal space and demonstrating interest in another's hobbies) are delivered so subtly that children will absorb them unconsciously as they delight in Crunch's silly hat and dance moves Cirocco Dunlap (This Book Will Not Be Fun) and Greg Pizzoli (The Watermelon Seed) enchant and surprise us with their first collaboration.
About the Author
CIROCCO DUNLAP (This Book Will Not Be Fun) has written for and performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She has also written for The New Yorker, the MTV Movie Awards, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and Funny or Die. You can find her at ciroccodunlap.com, and follow her on Twitter at @ciroccotweets. GREG PIZZOLI is an author, illustrator, and screen printer from Philadelphia. Greg's work has been featured in the New York Times, Communication Arts, and 3x3 magazine, and he's won two Portfolio Honor Awards from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. In 2009, he received his MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he now teaches.