Size: 10 1/8 x 10 1/8
Series: Kane Miller Picture Books
Illustrator: Ann James
Author: Janeen Brian
Shake, stir, mix, bake . . . . This little dinosaur just loves cake!
From the award-winning team of Ann James and Janeen Brian comes I'm a Hungry Dinosaur, a gorgeous new rhyming picture book follow-up to I'm a Dirty Dinosaur, who is now all cleaned up (for the moment, anyway) and hungry for cake. I'm a Dirty Dinosaur has been a hit for us in the US - critically acclaimed with a starred review in Kirkus and raves elsewhere - there are 42,000 copies in print.
Illustrator Ann James traded in the dirt and mud she used in Dirty
Dinosaur and instead had fun painting with flour, cocoa powder, frosting
and sprinkles! Again, bright, simple illustrations, card stock pages,
rounded corners, big and bold letters and a wonderful refrain just made
for story time, makes this a perfect book for the very young.
In I'm a Hungry Dinosaur, there's a lot of shaking and stirring, a lot of patting and spreading, then a lot of sitting and watching before it's time for sprinkling and icing, and then … finally, chomping and chewing.
Just like with I'm a Dirty Dinosaur, the text invites audience participation and reader participation. It's just … delicious! (Sorry.)
From a parent:
I adore this author. Not only are the books cute and singsongy, but she uses unique materials when illustrating. In this one, she uses flour, chocolate frosting and sprinkles! We enjoyed reading the book, then making our own illustrations in a messy art project using the same ingredients.
From a reviewer:
"The grime-loving young star of I'm A Dirty Dinosaur! finds fresh wallowing potential in the ingredients for a cake. ...The rhythmic patterned commentary invites young listeners to chant along and to join in the final demand to 'MIX, MIX, BEAT, BEAT, / MAKE ANOTHER CAKE!' ... [A] toddler-friendly celebration of messiness, with a yummy culmination." -- Kirkus Reviews
About the author:
Janeen Brian is the author of many books including three CBC Notable Books. She lives in Australia.
About the illustrator:
Ann James was a secondary school art teacher before she took up children's book illustration over twenty years ago. She has illustrated more than 50 books since then. Ann lives across the street from the dog beach in Melbourne, Australia, where she spends time thinking and walking with her dogs, Ollie and Kip.