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Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes! - by Timothy Knapman (Hardcover)

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Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes! - by  Timothy Knapman (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1
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  • A mom indulges her son's fantasy play while gently steering him toward bedtime in a raucous ode to imagination.
  • 3-7 Years
  • 10.7" x 10.0" Hardcover
  • 32 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Animals


About the Book

"A mom indulges her son's fantasy play while gently steering him toward bedtime in this ode to imagination"--Provided by publisher.

Book Synopsis

A mom indulges her son's fantasy play while gently steering him toward bedtime in a raucous ode to imagination.

"Dinnertime!" calls Mommy. Well, dinosaurs don't have dinnertimes! They eat whatever they like (gobble, crunch!), make a dreadful mess, and hate to take baths and wear pajamas (where would their tails go?). Dinosaurs are much too big to play nicely--they rampage and stomp around and knock things down! But maybe they'd listen to a bedtime story, if it's ROARY. . . . With exuberant illustrations merging bedtime routines with a little boy's fantasy world--and showing Mom's role in both--this ode to dinosaurs, wild imaginations, and cleverly won bedtime snuggles is sure to get roars of approval from kids and parents alike.

Review Quotes

In spite of the boy's poor behavior, no one will have any doubt of this mother's love as she tucks him tenderly in, the bright, busy digital illustrations speaking volumes.
--Kirkus Reviews

Knapman slips occasional alliteration and rhyme into the exchanges ("Towel!" "GROWL!") to create a read-aloud-friendly cadence...When Bob Shea's Dinosaur vs. Bedtime (2008) begins to pall, here's an even wilder rumpus.
--Booklist Online

The dinosaurs and their foolish antics will delight young listeners. This book does provide some teachable lessons about the best way to act. A roaring good read-aloud for dinosaur lovers and parents who have little ones like Mo.
--School Library Journal

About the Author

Timothy Knapman is a children's writer, lyricist, and playwright. His other books include Soon, illustrated by Patrick Benson, and Superhero Dad, illustrated by Joe Berger. Timothy Knapman lives in Surrey, England.

Nikki Dyson received a degree in illustration and went on to work for Hallmark and National Geographic Kids. The illustrator of a number of picture books for children, she lives in Swindon, England.

Dimensions (Overall): 10.7 Inches (H) x 10.0 Inches (W) x .3 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.05 Pounds
Suggested Age: 3-7 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Format: Hardcover
Author: Timothy Knapman
Language: English
Street Date: November 8, 2016
TCIN: 51701056
UPC: 9780763689278
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-1437
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.3 inches length x 10 inches width x 10.7 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.05 pounds
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