My kids love to be read to and I have found that the best time that works for us is right before bed time. They get in their pajamas, brush their teeth and then we all sit down for a story. So when I was asked to review some new books from Craigmore Creations I knew these would be a hit with my little guy. Craigmore Creations is an independent publishing house located in Portland, Oregon. Their books, celebrate the earth through art and storytelling. Craigmore Creations create graphic novels, books, picture books and education tools that all share a common thread of natural history. And these 2 new books are about Bronto, a prehistoric dinosaur and his adventures. Here is a quick synopsis of the books.
Amid the leafy branches of a Jurassic tree, one kind-herted Apatosaurus comes upon a nest of pterodactyl eggs. He looks all around, but their momma is nowhere to be seen. Bronto is compelled to protect these new fledglings when disaster strikes. In this tale of caring and camaraderie, join the world’s bravest Bronto on his quest to help little wings take flight!
Bronto, the big-hearted gentle giant, is back after the volcanic eruption in the Jurassic. Now, in the changing landscape of the Cretaceous, his devotion to his dinosaur friends is momentous. The Sauropods take to the hills and the Pterosaurs take flight, but one Ceratops herd has taken to the forests. When the forests become perilous, heroic Bronto rises to the occasion to aid his comrades. However, he finds he needs some help in his pursuit!
In these books, the author, Charlotte Vivian Rodenberg introduces young minds to science, dinosaurs and adventure and even weaves in facts about dinosaurs and the earth as it existed back then. As I read these with my kids they enjoyed the cute stories of Bronto and his adventures but I really enjoyed the amazing illustrations. They are hand-painted watercolor and ink and are truly beautiful books. If you have a dinosaur lover in your family these are definitely something you should check out. My little guy is almost 4 and he loved the books. He really likes dinosaurs so he thought these were really cool!
Both books retail for $14.99 each and the suggested reading age is 4-8. They can be purchased online from Craigmore Creations or ask for it at your local bookseller. Also check out their other books at Craigmore Creations, facebook and twitter!
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