Leilong's Too Long!
In this expressively illustrated picture book about acknowledging differences and strengths, an overeager dinosaur school bus causes problems for the city’s transportation system—so the children find a place where oversize is perfect.
Every morning, Leilong the school bus shuttles through the city, picking up children as he goes. But a brontosaurus longer than a tennis court and heavier than five buses causes big problems in the busy streets. The school decides he can’t be the bus anymore. The children must find a way to help their long friend fit in.
Bei Lynn’s loose and vibrant illustrations bring to life the charming world of Leilong, where brontosauruses share the city with ordinary vehicles, and sliding out the bedroom window down the neck of the dinosaur school bus is an everyday activity.
With vibrant and vintage-like illustrations, children of all ages will love this enthusiastic, bumbling dinosaur who just wants to play with his friends. Perfect to read aloud or together with younger dino fans, or for readers aged 5-7.
Julia Liu has worked as an editor of children’s fiction at several of Taiwan’s biggest and most prestigious publishers, and has published picture books, illustrated biographies and a collection of fairy tales.
Bei Lynn is an award-winning Taiwanese illustrator who has written and illustrated over 20 picture books, stories, magazines and comics. Her works have been recognized by various awards and honors.
Translated from the Taiwanese edition by Helen Wang.
Other books by Julia Lui:
Leilong the Library Bus
Praise for Leilong’s Too Long!:
“[A] fun and silly tale for dinosaur aficionados.”—School Library Journal
“[A] heartfelt story about a sweet dinosaur, reminding young readers that no matter who you are, there’s a place and a role for everyone in life – especially if you’re kind.”—BookTrust UK
“This is an original and life-affirming story that will delight and appeal to all ages.”—Just Imagine, UK
“Self-affirming.”—Swings & Roundabouts magazine, New Zealand
|Preschool - Grade 2
|SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
|Lerner Publishing Group
|Gecko Press ™
|Number of Pages
Author: Julia Liu
Julia Liu has worked as an editor of children's fiction at several of Taiwan's biggest and most prestigious publishers, and has published picture books, illustrated biographies of Einstein and Archimedes and a collection of fairy tales.
Illustrator: Bei Lynn
Bei Lynn is an award-winning Taiwanese illustrator who has written and illustrated over 20 picture books, stories, magazines and comics. Her works have been recognized by various awards and honors, including Hsin-Yi Children Literature Award, China Times Best Children's Book of the Year, Taipei Public Library Best Children's Book, and the Best Chinese Children's Picture Book of Feng Zikai Chinese Children's Book Award.
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Leilong's Too Long!
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