Welcome to the Tribe!

Book 1

From the Series Tib & Tumtum

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

All of the grownups in Tib’s prehistoric tribe know that the dinosaurs disappeared ages ago. So of course they don’t believe that Tib has made friends with one. But Tumtum the dinosaur is very clever at hiding from grownups. When the friendly red dino saves the tribe’s kids from a pack of hungry wolves while the startled adults look on, the shaman decides that perhaps it’s time to welcome a dinosaur into the tribe.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Graphic Novels
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2013-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.7
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV008000, JUV002060, JUV039060
Dewey 741.5'944
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Lexile 510
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 2.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 159629
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


School Library Journal

“Bannister’s anime-influenced style makes for some adorable characters with vivid colors and cartoony scenery. The book is full of charm and sets the groundwork for future adventures in what will hopefully be a long-running series.” —School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“A boy bullied on account of his birthmark befriends a vivacious vermillion dinosaur in this delightfully whimsical tale of friendship….Fun, imaginative and inventive—dino-mite!” —Kirkus Reviews

Author: Grimaldi

Grimaldi is both a writer and a colorist. Born in 1975, she studied foreign languages at the University of Lyon and communication at the Lyon École des Beaux-Arts. She collaborated with her husband, Bannister, on short stories for the graphic novel anthology Flight and is the colorist for his series Titoss et Ilda (Dupuis). She is the colorist for Tib & Tumtum as well.

Illustrator: Bannister

Bannister was born in 1973 and has been creating graphic novels since the age of 17. He is the illustrator of the popular Tib & Tumtum series andThe ElseWhere Chronicles series. His work has also appeared in Flight Explorer (Villard Books/Random House) and several editions of the Flight anthology.