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Crunch, The Shy Dinosaur

Written by Cirocco Dunlap & illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
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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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Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
6.5 / 7.0

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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Who Wrote Crunch, The Shy Dinosaur

Who Illustrated Crunch, The Shy Dinosaur

Greg Pizzoli

Greg Pizzoli is an author, an illustrator, and a printmaker. His picture books include The Watermelon Seed; Good Night Owl; Tricky Vic; and North, South, East, West, which was also written by Margaret Wise Brown. When not traveling on trains, he can be found at home in Philadelphia with his wife, their dog, and two cats. Visit him at

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