My Amazing Dinosaur
From the Series Tib & Tumtum
The tribe knows that Tib’s friend, Tumtum, is real. But not everyone loves the red dinosaur as much as Tib does. The other children aren’t interested in playing with the creature, and they make fun of Tib more than ever. And some adults are still worried that Tumtum is dangerous. Tib’s mother even forbids Tib from seeing his friend! How can Tib prove to the tribe that there’s more to this dinosaur than meets the eye?
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Fiction, Graphic Novels|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||2.7|
School Library Journal
“The illustrations are attractive and vivid, with a text layout that is intuitive to follow. . . . Kids will likely gravitate toward this series and appreciate a story about bullying and friendship that is different from traditional school tales.” —School Library Journal
“Collaborators Bannister… and Grimaldi excel at spinning silly and sincere anecdotes in precise, almost sculptural contours that give the strips an inviting dimensionality.” —Publishers Weekly
“Bright colors, silly jokes about poop and slapstick antics make this a cute, quick read….A fluffy comic bonbon—what kid wouldn’t want a dinosaur as a best friend?” —Kirkus Reviews
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.
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.