Book Title: Dino-Gro
Author: Matt Myers
Publisher: Random House Studio
Release Date: June 15, 2021
Genres: Fiction, Children’s Picture Book
From the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Battle Bunny comes a laugh-out-loud story of a little sponge dinosaur that keeps growing…and growing…and growing….Cole is very excited about his new Dino-Gro toy. He can’t wait for it to reach its full size!
But when Dino-Grobecomes much larger than intended, Cole goes so far as to put Dino-Gro on a liquid-free diet and an exercise regimen, which don’t seem to make a difference! As Dino-Gro becomes so big that he can’t fit in the house, Cole learns that growing up and gettingbigger can have advantages too, even if you’re not a dinosaur.
For fans of Tiny T. Rex and We Don’t Eat Our Classmates, this sweet and hilarious read-aloud is fun for kids to learn the importance of growing up big and strong.
I enjoyed the illustrations and the overall story. I felt that the story is fairly accurate. I also think the story is reflective of how a parent sees their child. As the child grows, there will be less dependence and harder to control. As it should be. The end cracked me up the most. I feel that the humor is one that children and adults would appreciate.
About the author: Matt Myers
Matt Myers is the author and illustrator of Hum and Swish, and the illustrator of many other books for young readers, including the Infamous Ratsos series by Kara LaReau.
Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, A Dog Named Doug by Karma Wilson, and BB-8 On the Run by Drew Daywalt. Matt Myers lives in Charlotte, North Carolina
YouTube link to How to Draw Dino-Gro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-ndT9ssgyk (Matt Myers)