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Thesaurus Has a Secret

Written & illustrated by Anya Glazer
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“A cheerful book with an excellent message about the joy of reading.”

Thesaurus (with his incredibly impressive vocabulary) is just like all of the other dinosaurs, except for one thing—he loves to read. Believing that “reading just wasn’t something dinosaurs did,” Thesaurus hides his love of reading from his fellow dinosaurs until one day he gets so caught up in the story that he begins to read out loud and discovers that his love of books isn’t as unique to him as he thought! Glazer’s colorful pastel color palette is cheerful and sets a happy, upbeat tone for this book about how much fun reading can be and having confidence in yourself. While the story itself is fairly simple, little details throughout such as Thesaurus’ splendid vocabulary, the mixture of standard text and speech-bubbles, and, of course, the host of excellent book title puns (Stegosaurus and Sensibility, A Tail of Two Cities, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontesaurus, etc.) add a level of humor and interest.

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From author-illustrator Anya Glazer comes a humorous picture book for dinosaur fans and word lovers of all ages!

Thesaurus is an ordinary dinosaur. A very ordinary dinosaur . . . who just happens to love words. And the other dinos know that’s just who he is. But behind his verbose and fancy language, Thesaurus has also been keeping something absolutely, very, extremely top secret.

But as his lies begin to stack up, someone begins to notice. And if the other dinos discover what Thesaurus is hiding, they won’t think he’s such a normal dinosaur after all.

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What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following is a list of concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

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Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

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Who Wrote Thesaurus Has a Secret

author & illustrator
Anya Glazer

Anya Glazer is a children’s book author and illustrator based in London. She studied history and French at Oxford University, then decided to pursue her original career plan (conceived age six) of drawing pictures and telling stories. In 2015 she graduated with an MA in children’s book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. Anya loves working in pencil, which is how most of her illustrations begin, and she can often be found doodling dinosaurs as well as other animals not yet extinct.

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Publication Date:
October 6, 2020

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