My daughter thinks Crunch is just the funniest, shy dinosaur ever, but don’t talk too loud or he might hide! Can you help him say hello, paint names, and eventually fall asleep? A coaxing, interactive text paired with Pizzoli’s gentle illustrations are sure to engage any little one. This follows admirably in the footsteps of Press Here and Peck Peck Peck, both classics in our household.
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 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!
Cirocco Dunlap (This Book Will Not Be Fun) and Greg Pizzoli (The Watermelon Seed) enchant and surprise us with their first collaboration.
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018!
About the Author
CIROCCO DUNLAP (This Book Will Not Be Fun) has written for and performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She has also written for The New Yorker, the MTV Movie Awards, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and Funny or Die. You can find her at ciroccodunlap.com, and follow her on Twitter at @ciroccotweets.
GREG PIZZOLI is an author, illustrator, and screen printer from Philadelphia.
Greg's work has been featured in the New York Times, Communication Arts, and 3x3 magazine, and he's won two Portfolio Honor Awards from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
In 2009, he received his MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he now teaches.
"Crunch is a hot-pink, nonthreatening dinosaur. An unseen narrator gives readers a series of directions on how to interact with him, setting up an entertaining, interactive story experience. Larger lessons about how to relate to others lurk beneath the surface of this lighthearted tale. An excellent interactive choice." -School Library Journal
"The illustrations will have children and adults chuckling, as the not-insubstantial Crunch attempts to hide in the boughs of a rather small tree and as his expressions change from dubious to delighted." -Kirkus Reviews