Dinosaurs find their ideal vehicles in this hilarious, crowd-pleasing read-aloud, perfect for fans of Dragons Love Tacos and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. It's the perfect gift for dinosaur lovers and fans of cars, trucks, and all things that go!
When a stegosaurus, a pterodactyl, and a triceratops all show up at Uncle Otto's car lot, he doesn't have a clue how to help them. After all, he's never sold a car to a dinosaur before. Luckily, Ava and Mickey--two kids with a lot of dino knowledge--are there to help pair each customer with the perfect vehicle. But here comes the T. Rex, and he wants to buy a car too! And he's surprisingly hard to please... So what kind of car does a T. Rex drive? A microcar? A convertible? A minivan? You'll just have to read to find out!
"A delightful blend of dinosaurs with things that go, sure to entertain aficionados of both." --Booklist
"Only the extinct would fail to enjoy this kicky amalgamation of dinos, deals, and automobiles." --Kirkus Reviews
Mark Lee is the author of the picture book Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street. He has worked as a newspaper foreign correspondent, a poet, a playright, and a novelist. He lives in New York City.
Brian Biggs is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of many books for children, including the Frank Einstein series by Jon Scieszka, Noisy Night by Mac Barnett, and Dog Days of School by Kelly DiPucchio. He is also the author of two picture books series Everything Goes and Tinyville Town. Brian lives in Philadelphia with his wife, two teenage kids, and several animals. Learn more at mrbiggs.com or follow him on Twitter @mrbiggsdotcom.
"Animated text makes for fun reading and read-alouds, while Biggs' cartoonish, blocky illustrations with retro flair lend further humor and liveliness. Abundant witty details great and small throughout, like the car lot's ever-changing signs, amplify the laughs. A delightful blend of dinosaurs with things that go, sure to entertain aficionados of both." —Booklist
"Dinosaurs and vehicular modes of transportation meld in symbiotic bliss. Only the extinct would fail to enjoy this kicky amalgamation of dinos, deals, and automobiles." —Kirkus Reviews
"The dialogue between Otto and his customers moves the story along quickly and gives readers opportunities to practice their dinosaur read-aloud voices. Illustrations feature gigantic and colorful dinosaurs squeezing themselves into tiny little cars, often with the sharp bits poking out. Silly and raucous, this is a perfect preschool storytime book." —School Library Journal