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Written by Tim McCanna and illustrated by Richard Smythe
Published by Simon & Schuster
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What's Dinosong About

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The Land Before Time meets Eric Carle in this delightful read-aloud featuring “melodious and spare” (USA TODAY) language by master storyteller Tim McCanna.

Follow a triceratops, a sauropod, and an ankylosaur on a prehistoric adventure filled with sights and sounds identified by playful onomatopoeia.

Chip. Chop. Flip. Flop. Shatter. Scatter. Smack.

Vibrant illustrations and crisp, fun language make this the perfect read-aloud, and backmatter about rock types and more inform curious readers about the world dinosaurs lived in.

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Who Wrote Dinosong

Tim McCanna

Tim McCanna is the author of Bitty Bot, Bitty Bot’s Big Beach Getaway, and Watersong, which was called a “joyful, gorgeous book” by Booklist. When he’s not writing books for children, Tim enjoys volunteering for SCBWI and taking trips to the beach. Tim has worked in advertising, written musicals, and played accordion in several bands before becoming a children’s book author. He lives in San Jose, California, with his wife and two kids. Visit him at

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Who Illustrated Dinosong

Richard Smythe

RICHARD SMYTHE graduated with an illustration master’s degree in 2010 and has illustrated many successful picture books with his distinctive style including Watersong, a New York Public Library’s Best Books for Kids 2017 list, and Fox in the Night. He lives in the UK.

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Publication Date:
August 4, 2020

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