#blogbookaday: Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur

13 Jul

Crunch the Shy Dinosaur.jpgSummary:  “From Cirocco Dunlap (This Book Will Not Be Fun) and Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner Greg Pizzoli (The Watermelon Seed) comes a charming, giggly read-aloud that illustrates the particular art of making a friend!

Crunch is a lovely and quiet brontosaurus who has hidden himself in some shubbery and is rather shy. He would like to play, but it will require some gentle coaxing from you! If you are patient and encouraging, you will find yourself with a new friend!

This picture book is a warm, funny example of how to engage with someone new, who is perhaps a bit different from you. Lessons in friend-making (such as minding personal space and demonstrating interest in another’s hobbies) are delivered so subtly that children will absorb them unconsciously as they delight in Crunch’s silly hat and dance moves!” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Learn how to make a friend with Crunch, a shy dinosaur who takes a little while to warm up to you! This story also looks at personal space, hobbies and how to talk with someone else – not too loudly and not too quietly. Created in the interactive format that has become extremely popular and encourages readers to connect with the story.

Personal Reaction: There are so many books out there that stress the importance of being a good friend, but few talk about how to actually do that – the skills you need, the actual way to go about it. This is a delightful look at making friends and understanding what you should and shouldn’t do. Readers can expand on any part as necessary to explain to little ones how to go about making friends at the playground, at school, in the library, at their place of worship – wherever they see kids their age.

Title: Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur
Author: Cirocco Dunlap
Illustrator: Greg Pizzoli
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: March 29, 2018


#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

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One Response to “#blogbookaday: Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur”

  1. cynthiahm July 13, 2018 at 6:56 pm #

    This looks like a great book. I know a few little dinosaur fans who’d love this.

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