Adopting a Dinosaur
Ali wants a pet: a dog, a cat, a chicken, an elephant… But her parents don't want animals in the house. One day the little girl finds a giant egg in the park and takes it home. She looks after it and pampers it, but the egg hatches.
Teacher by career choice, José Carlos Andrés never managed to practice because theatre entered his life. When he went on stage for the first time, he discovered that making his audience laugh is something as magic as a fairy broom or a witch wand, but it takes you even further.
His mother, father and sister always called him a clown, and he ended up taking their word for it. One day, he put on a red nose, and he has since worn it to make others laugh and see life with its help. He says that it is much more fun to live the world this way.
He started writing theatre for children. And stories, loads of stories. He is fascinated by writing, because it allows him to create new worlds full of laughter and emotions.
Illustrator and typographer. Anna Sanfelippo likes vibrant colors and natural landscapes. She illustrates books and magazines and teaches typography at UBA, as well as running illustration workshops. She has participated in the Little People, Big Dreams series with Frances Lincoln Children's Books. Adopting a Dinosaur is her first illustration project for NubeOcho.
Adopting a Dinosaur is a thoroughly charming humorous, and original tale about imagination, fantastical pets, and parents who get themselves in trouble. - Midwest Book Review
The writing is snappy, especially when the dialogue is rendered in large hand-drawn letters (WOAH, WOAH, WOOAAAHHH THAT'S A DINOSAUR!), and the art throughout is consistently delightful. Kimo, of course, turns out to be the most adorable-est, cuddliest dino, and when he's covered with licks by his adoring saltasaurus family while a child on a ladder pats one of the parents...let's just say no reader will be able to resist..... Humorous without a trace of snark, this Spanish import hatches just right. - Kirkus Reviews
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