DINOSAURS COUNT was envisioned during a remarkably mundane summer day in the sweltering sun tediously shoveling dirt, leveling the ground and framing for a 10’ concrete slab. We needed a landing for the new stairs that would lead off the deck and into the back yard.
What could possibly be the connection between hours of pick swinging, dirt digging, and dinosaur hatchlings? Simply this:
The adults had become frustrated with the numerous rocks impeding shoveling progress when Coltrane, our 2 ½ year-old grandson, accompanied by his big-eyed iridescent green dinosaur, came around the corner. His most current fascination was tractors, diggers, loaders, cranes and more. He saw the pile of stones collected from clearing the area for the slab and with eyes opened wide squealed with delight. “GaMa! Dinosaur eggs!”
He immediately picked up a small garden hand shovel and began slinging dirt in search for more dinosaur hatchlings. His excitement and enthusiasm spread throughout. Renewed efforts finished the job at hand, dinosaur eggs were saved and the concrete slab was poured. Of course, we all had to count the eggs he had unearthed.
Cassie Allen, our amazing illustrator, also loves dinosaurs. She conceived the perfect illustrations of dinosaur hatchlings counting toes, teeth, tails and more! Thus, another bilingual book was born.
Title: DINOSAURS COUNT
Author: S. J. Bushue
Spanish title: LOS DINOSAURIOS CUENTAN
Hardcover (POD) ISBN-13: 978-1-63333-043-6
Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-6333-046-7
E-book ISBN-13: 978-1-63333-047-4
Publisher: The Little Fig, LLC
Publication date: October 15, 2016
Language(s): Bilingual English + Spanish
Pages: Hardcover – 28 pages Paperback – 24 pages
Age range: 1-5 years Preschool
Product dimensions: 8.5” X 8.5”
Product available formats: Hardcover, Paperback, & E-books
Voice-over narration: Yes English / Spanish read aloud
DINOSAURS COUNT bilingual picture book is currently available in equal presentations of both English and Spanish languages. Do you have a language you prefer? We appreciate your suggestions so send us an email at Sherry@thelittlefig.com.