Author(s): Diana Murray
Books! Books! They make me ROAR! I read them at the dino-store...I twitch my tail. I feel so proud. It's fun to share a book out loud! So says Doris the dinosaur. She thinks that "books are mega-dino-tastic!" They make her spiky tail wiggle and her imagination soar. From dino joke books to Super Dino battles, she just can't get enough. Doris's little brothers do not agree - they want her to stop reading and play dino tag and STEGO Blocks! They become more and more annoyed until Doris wins them over with a pirate tale. After she reads it aloud, they stomp off on a pirate adventure, inspired by the story they've shared. It turns out, reading and playing go perfectly together!
Doris the dinosaur shows her little brothers that books are fun in this rhyming picture book.
Diana Murray grew up in New York City and still lives nearby with her husband, two daughters, and a spiky bearded dragon who loves listening to stories--especially about dinosaurs. Some of Diana's other picture books include Grimelda: The Very Messy Witch, Ned the Knitting Pirate, and City Shapes. Her poems have appeared in magazines including Highlights, High Five, and Spider. Yuyi Chen loves spending most of her time drawing, painting and reading. She can also be found daydreaming or playing with her two boys, a book-a-saurus and an art-a-saurus. They live in Seattle with her, dino-loving husband and their pet rabbit.