Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes! by Timothy Knapman

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While readers may be caught up in this boy’s admirable ability to pretend, adults will be wondering about this mom’s spine: Mo’s naughty antics get no more than a sigh, whether it’s crayon drawings on the wall or milk bubbles that cascade over the table. In spite of the boy’s poor behavior, no one will have any doubt of this mother’s love...
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A mom indulges her son’s fantasy play while gently steering him toward bedtime in a raucous ode to imagination.

"Dinnertime!" calls Mommy. Well, dinosaurs don’t have dinnertimes! They eat whatever they like (gobble, crunch!), make a dreadful mess, and hate to take baths and wear pajamas (where would their tails go?). Dinosaurs are much too big to play nicely—they rampage and stomp around and knock things down! But maybe they’d listen to a bedtime story, if it’s ROARY. . . . With exuberant illustrations merging bedtime routines with a little boy’s fantasy world—and showing Mom’s role in both—this ode to dinosaurs, wild imaginations, and cleverly won bedtime snuggles is sure to get roars of approval from kids and parents alike.
 

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Timothy Knapman is a children’s writer, lyricist, and playwright. His other books include Soon, illustrated by Patrick Benson, and Superhero Dad, illustrated by Joe Berger. Timothy Knapman lives in Surrey, England.Nikki Dyson received a degree in illustration and went on to work for Hallmark and National Geographic Kids. The illustrator of a number of picture books for children, she lives in Swindon, England.
 
Published August 4, 2016 by Walker Books Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife.
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on Aug 17 2016

While readers may be caught up in this boy’s admirable ability to pretend, adults will be wondering about this mom’s spine: Mo’s naughty antics get no more than a sigh, whether it’s crayon drawings on the wall or milk bubbles that cascade over the table. In spite of the boy’s poor behavior, no one will have any doubt of this mother’s love...

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