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by Cirocco Dunlap, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli 


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


Cirocco Dunlap (This Book Will Not Be Fun) and Greg Pizzoli (The Watermelon Seed) enchant and surprise us with their first collaboration.

Crunch, The Shy Dinosaur

SKU: 9780399550560
$18.99 Regular Price
$16.99Sale Price
  • Cirocco Dunlap has written for television shows like Russian Doll, Big Mouth, and Man Seeking Woman. She recently acquired a pineapple plant.


    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.

  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
    Publish Date: May 2018
    Page Count: 40
    Reading Level: Ages 3-7


    - Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
    - Animals - Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
    - Social Themes - Friendship

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