Book Review of The Adventures of Grandmasaurus at the Supermarket
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The Children’s Book Review
Written by Caroline Fernandez
Illustrated by Shannon O’Toole
Ages 5+ | 40 Pages
Publisher: Common Deer Press | ISBN-13: 9781988761701
What to Expect: Responsibility, healthy eating, family, dinosaurs, cooperation
Magic and mayhem meet STEM instruction in this fun and unusual story about healthy eating.
Grandma has a problem—green grocery store dust makes her sneeze. Even worse—when she sneezes, she magically transforms into different dinosaurs! Her grandkids have a problem, too—they need to finish their health eating reports before the grocery store field trip ends. But how can they concentrate on their work when grandma’s magical sneezing is causing so much chaos? As Grandmasaurus stomps and chomps her way through the different sections of the grocery store, her grandkids learn about omnivores, carnivores, and herbivores—as well as the different food groups humans need to stay healthy!
Readers will enjoy following the different dinosaurs through the grocery store, comparing their eating needs and habits to those of the various animals Grandma morphs into. Colorful, detail-filled illustrations invite readers to explore the food sections while they try to spot Grandma. An information page at the end of the book helps readers learn more about the dinosaurs (and mammoth) that feature in the story. Fun and dynamic fonts and text complement the illustrations, while short sentences help keep the text accessible.
The Adventures of Grandmasaurus at the Supermarket is a surreal and hilarious way to open conversations about healthy eating with young readers!
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About the Author
Caroline Fernandez is an award-winning author of children’s books, magazine feature articles and blog posts. Filed away, in her office, is an English degree from McMaster University and a Teacher of English as a Second Language Certificate. She is the author of The Adventures of Grandmasaurus (series), Asha and Baz (series), Hide and Seek: Wild Animal Groups In North America and more! Silver Birch Non-Fiction Honour Award winner and Purple Dragonfly Award winner.
Caroline writes, drinks tea, and bakes in Toronto, ON. Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @ParentClub
About the Illustrator
Shannon O’Toole has been illustrating children’s books since 2018. Originally a figurative painter, Shannon has been exploring new ways to tell stories through her art. Her artistic practices are inspired by the many unique characters and people in her life. In addition to her work in children’s books, Shannon is an elementary school teacher. When she is not painting, she can be found drinking coffee, watching classic movies and exploring new recipes in her kitchen. Shannon lives and works outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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