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Written by Kelly DiPucchio,
Illustrated by Ponder Goembel

Ages 6-8
Harper Collins Publishers, April 2005
Hardback: ISBN 0-06-051577-5
Library Binding: ISBN 0-06-051578-3
List price; $15.99

“Kelly DiPucchio’s fun and boisterous take on a page out of history is brought to life in Ponder Goembel’s colorful, fantastic world of flying pterodactyls and rumbling brontosauruses”
— Editor

“Relates the earth-changing consequences of millions of nights of raucoussnoring by sleeping dinosaurs.”
— from the book’s credit page

“Along with proposing a novel theory of plate tectonics, this poke at the past will produce from children the same sort of Tyrano-toots as Jane Yolen’s How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?(2000).”
— Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2005

“The verse flows smoothly and contains some clever wordplay, but it is Goembel’s art that steals the show.”
— Grace Oliff, School Library Journal, May 2005

“Puns, bouncy verse, and vibrant art combine for a fun read-aloud.”
— Booklist

“DINOSNORES started with just a title. One night, my oldest daughter commented, “Daddy has dinosnores!” I thought ‘dinosnores’ would make a great title for a picture book. After doing some research, I was very surprised to find out that there were no books on the market using that title. Immediately, I knew that I would write the book. It took me a couple of weeks before I came up with the skewed theory that snoring dinosaurs caused the supercontinent to break and split apart, but once I did, the story took off and essentially wrote itself. ’
— Kelly DiPucchio

Ponder this:
“When working on this story I thought of the many humorous contrasts that could be drawn. I envisioned big and small creatures, sharp teeth and happy relaxed faces, scale covered creatures and soft comforting toys, and most of all, gigantic earth-shattering snores that disrupted the quiet world of mammals.”
— Ponder Goembel

“...from snouts of sleeping dinosaurs boomed mammoth dinosnores!”
— Kelly DiPucchio.

For more about dinosaurs and snoring, check out the Links page, or take a look at the National Museum of Natural History’s page about dinosaurs.


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