Author: Matt Myers
Publisher: Random House Studio
Release Date: June 15th, 2021
Print Length: 48 pages
Genre: Fiction, Children’s Picture Book
Reason for Reading – Requested from Turn The Page Tours. I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. All opinions are my own, any positive review is voluntary.
Cover Image/Inside Illustrations – 5 / ★★★★★
Intellectual Depth – 4 / ★★★★★
From the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Battle Bunny comes a laugh-out-loud story of a little sponge dinosaur that keeps growing...and growing...and growing....
Cole is very excited about his new Dino-Gro toy. He can't wait for it to reach its full size! But when Dino-Gro becomes much larger than intended, Cole goes so far as to put Dino-Gro on a liquid-free diet and an exercise regimen, which don't seem to make a difference! As Dino-Gro becomes so big that he can't fit in the house, Cole learns that growing up and getting bigger can have advantages too, even if you're not a dinosaur.
For fans of Tiny T. Rex and We Don't Eat Our Classmates, this sweet and hilarious read-aloud is fun for kids to learn the importance of growing up big and strong.
Awesomeness Factor: 4 / ★★★★★
- Cole - a little boy that got a new dinosaur toy
- Dino-Gro - toy dinosaur that grows when wet
Characters: 5 / ★★★★★
Plot and Themes: 5 / ★★★★★ growing has consequences, good and bad
What did I like about the book?
✔Laughed Out Loud
What did I not like about the book?
Date Started/Finished : June 16th 2021
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5 /★★★★★based off Goodreads' ratings
Matt Myers is the author and illustrator of Hum and Swish, and the illustrator of many other books for young readers, including the Infamous Ratsos series by Kara LaReau, Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, A Dog Named Doug by Karma Wilson, and BB-8 On the Run by Drew Daywalt. Matt Myers lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
G = For general audience. Ages 3-7 years old