Dino-Gro brings joy and magic to any child’s home! Just don’t let them get too big. And watch out for water!
Today is my tour stop for Dino-Gro by Matt Myers. Thank you so much to Turn the Page Tours for giving me the chance to participate. For more information, check out their introduction post.
Dino-Gro: Book Information
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-Gro becomes 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 getting bigger 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.
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.
Dino-Gro | My Review
Dino-Gro touches on many childrens’ desire for a favorite toy. In my preschool classroom, I use water beads as a sensory choice during free play. It comes in many colors, and they last for a few days. What child doesn’t want a lively activity? However, these water toys never grew to a massive height like Cole’s creation!
I enjoyed the beautiful story and rich illustrations Dino-Gro contains. Cole enjoys his toy dinosaur, and does what he can to prevent it from growing out of control. It carries a heartwarming message of devotion and childhood joy for readers. My favorite part of Dino-Gro is viewing the unwavering connection between Cole and his dinosaur. Although it can’t keep away from water, Cole loves him no matter what!
This story is a wonderful read aloud for preschool and early elementary aged children (from 3-6 years old). If you want a fun book with rich illustrations, Dino-Gro is for you!
Thank you to Turn the Page Tours for the gifted copy!