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Dinosaur Thunder

By Marion Dane Bauer   Illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780590452960 Hardcover
32 Pages | 8.93" x 11.29" | Ages 3 to 5

An imaginative story of a little boy who conquers his fear of thunder!

When lightning flares in the faraway sky and clouds growl like lions waking, big brother Chad is thrilled by the coming storm. But not little brother Brannon. He looks for a place to hide. Each adult tries to calm Brannon in turn by comparing the thunder to something that's not scary.

But still Brannon runs to take cover. It's not until the thunder is compared to dinosaurs that Brannon loses his fear. He knows all about dinosaurs. He loves them and always wanted to have one for his own. Now, he comforts himself-and his big brother-as he clomps and stomps and rages and rumbles with all the ferocity of Dinosaur Thunder!

Lyrical writing with powerful emotional resonance will inspire the youngest readers to conquer their fears.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Dinosaur Thunder

*"Hats off to Bauer (In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb) for turning an emotional truth into a joyful, triumphant story. And thunderous applause for Chodos-Irvine (Light Up the Night), who contributes her best and most elaborate collages to date, alternating scenes of cozy domesticity with Wagnerian visions of what's happening in the heavens above." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"In this perceptively illustrated take on a common theme, an older brother's comment does more than all the supposed comfort offered by grownups to dispel a child's fear of thunder." -Kirkus