Crunch, The Shy Dinosaur Book
Crunch, The Shy Dinosaur Book
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Crunch, The Shy Dinosaur

Written by Cirocco Dunlap and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

Published by Random House Children's Books

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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!

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  • Age Range: 3-7
  • Pages: 40
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: May 29, 2018
  • ISBN: 0399550569
  • ISBN 13: 978-0399550560
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My three-year-old cannot get enough of this book, and luckily, I love reading it to her! She has fun with the interactive style of the book, and we both love Greg Pizzoli's cute, simple, bright illustrations. While we read it at all times of day, it's a particularly great bedtime book: my kids get to be loud and silly, but the book calms them down as it continues, and finishes with a whispered "good night".


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