How to Grow a Dinosaur

Written by Jill Esbaum, Illustrated by Mike Boldt
Dial Books (2018)

Good news: Your mom’s hatching a baby! Bad news: Babies take their sweet time. And when they finally do hatch? They don’t even know how to be a dinosaur. That’s where you come in. Silly humor and sincere moments make this hilarious and useful “guide” a must for every big brother and big sister to-be.

-Bedtime Story featured book, 2017, Ceebeebies (UK’s BBC)

”Fresh . . . Adorable . . . Funny.” – Publishers Weekly

”Esbaum and Boldt [hit] the serious, the horrific, and the hysterical—and tenderly portray the growing bond between the two children.” – Kirkus

“A funny, relatable, and practical book about having a new sibling, this one is great for soon-to-be big brothers and big sisters, especially those who are dinosaur fans.” – Brightly

*Best Children’s and YA Books of January 2018, Brightly

“One of the cutest new sibling picture books I’ve read.” —Imagination Soup

“[A] funny and sweet take on bringing a new addition into a family . . . allowing for maximum comic effect.” —School Library Journal

“Wonderfully succinct . . . A delightfully funny, tender book on being a big sibling.” —Maria Marshall’s Making Nature Fun

“Hilarious.” —Inspiration Laboratories

“A big hit . . . and I can see why. . . . I wish it was around when my oldest was getting ready to become a big sister.” —Picture Books to YA