Brontorina (Hardcover)

By James Howe, Randy Cecil (Illustrator)
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“What happens when a very large, ballet loving, dinosaur wants to come to dance class? Well, in this touching book about acceptance, the dinosaur gets to dance, eventually. Brontorina, who even sounds like a dancer”
— Josie Leavitt, Flying Pig Children's Books, Charlotte, VT


From the sure-footed duo of James Howe and Randy Cecil comes a hugely endearing new character — in a humorous, heart-warming tale about holding on to your dreams.

Brontorina has a dream. She wants to dance. But Brontorina is rather large — too large to fit in Madame Lucille’s dance studio. Brontorina does not have the right shoes, and everyone knows you can’t dance without the proper footwear. Still, Brontorina knows, deep in her heart, that she is meant to be a ballerina. James Howe introduces a lovable dinosaur whose size is outmatched only by her determination, and whose talent is outmatched only by her charm. Accompanied by Randy Cecil’s beguiling illustrations, here is an irresistible story that proves that no problem is too big when the heart and imagination know no bounds.

About the Author

James Howe is the acclaimed author of more than seventy books for young readers, including the much-lauded "Bunnicula "and its sequels. He lives in Yonkers, New York.

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Randy Cecil has illustrated a number of highly praised books for children, including "Big Day on the River", "Dusty Locks and the Three Bears", and "Little Red Cowboy Hat". He lives in Houston, Texas.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763644376
ISBN-10: 0763644374
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: August 10th, 2010
Pages: 32
Language: English