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Children's Fiction Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures

Dinosaur Dance-off

by (author) Jorden Foss

illustrated by Sara Theuerkauf

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Mar 2022
Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Multigenerational, Humorous Stories, Dance
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
1 to 12
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2022
    List Price

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A dancing dinosaur discovers his family has some sweet moves

Darwin the Dinosaur loves to dance, but he needs someone to join his troupe. When Mom and Dad offer to show him their moves, Darwin laughs. There’s no way his prehistoric parents can groove like him, he thinks … until they show off some funky Jurassic dance steps! When Grandma arrives and throws down some old-school grooves, Darwin’s jaw drops. His family’s moves are fly! Together, the troupe dances until they drop, and Darwin goes to sleep dreaming of his crew and all their fresh moves.

This lively romp invites readers to explore trendy dances throughout history, from the Cha Cha Slide to the Cabbage Patch. Vibrant watercolor illustrations will encourage readers and their families to try some of these steps, too. Don’t miss this energetic celebration of intergenerational sharing and quality time with family.

About the authors

JORDEN FOSS is the co-founder of Steel & Oak, a craft brewery in New Westminster, British Columbia. He is a father and husband, a fan of dinosaurs and front porches, and he values family, friends, high fives, and awesome dance moves.


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SARA THEUERKAUF is originally from Nova Scotia and works as both an illustrator and architect in Vancouver, British Columbia. Sara’s work takes joy in the details and reflects her affinity for nature, design, textiles and good food. Her sketchbook accompanies her on all adventures. 


Sara Theuerkauf's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"With rhyming text, appealing cartoonish dinos, and plenty of opportunities to build in movement, this dino dance book could be a hit at preschool story times, and it ­celebrates intergenerational relationships."

School Library Journal

"Children will fall in love with these friendly dinosaurs, and adults will appreciate the nods to nostalgic dance moves ... A pleasure to read."

Canadian Review of Materials

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