Children's Fiction Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
- Greystone Books Ltd
- Initial publish date
- May 2022
- Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Imagination & Play, Environment
- Recommended Age
- 5 to 9
- Recommended Grade
- k to 4
- Publish Date
- May 2022
- List Price
Where to buy it
"This inspired story about the magic of art, nature, and educators is a breath of fresh air.”
“Full of wonder... Schoolhouse bliss.”
—Kirkus STARRED Review
Let’s all draw dinosaurs … outdoors!
In this remarkable picture book, a group of students spend an unforgettable day drawing dinosaurs outside with their extraordinary teacher.
Maybe your school has a playground, gym, computers, and a library. But at this school in a faraway mountain range, things are a little different. There’s a blackboard, some chairs … and not much else. But with the help of an extraordinary teacher and a little imagination, anything is possible!
The students in this spirited picture book spend their days drawing dinosaurs outdoors. They draw astounding, spectacular creatures that come to life before their eyes, and turn their school into a wondrous place, where any child would want to go and learn.
Drawing Outdoors celebrates the amazing impact of teachers, and the wonderful worlds kids can create while drawing. A perfect gift for a beloved teacher, kids who love dinosaurs, and aspiring artists!
An Aldana Libros Book, Greystone Kids
About the authors
JAIRO BUITRAGO is a children's book author who has collaborated with Rafael Yockteng on several picture books, including Jimmy the Greatest! (six starred reviews), Two White Rabbits (three starred reviews), Walk with Me (three starred reviews, Kirkus Prize shortlist), Lion and Mouse (two starred reviews) and most recently, Cave Paintings. They won the "A la Orilla del Viento" contest for the Spanish edition of Walk with Me, which was also named to IBBY's Honor List. Their books have also appeared on "Los mejores libros del año" (Venezuela's Banco del Libro), Kirkus Best Books, the Horn Book Fanfare and in the White Ravens Catalogue. Jairo has also won the Hispanoamericano Castillo prize for children's literature and the Antonio García Cubas Award. He lives in Mexico City.
Rafael Yockteng has illustrated many highly acclaimed children’s books, including Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup by Jorge Argueta (USBBY Outstanding International Books) and Jimmy the Greatest! (six starred reviews), Two White Rabbits (three starred reviews), Walk with Me (three starred reviews, Kirkus Prize shortlist) and On the Other Side of the Garden (three starred reviews) by Jairo Buitrago. Together, Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng have won the “A la Orilla del Viento” contest, and their books have been included on IBBY’s Honor List, “Los mejores libros del año” (Venezuela’s Banco del Libro), Kirkus Best Books, the Horn Book Fanfare and in the White Ravens Catalogue. Rafael lives in Bogotá.
"A subtle reminder that education and recreation need not be mutually exclusive exercises and that big ideas happen when you think outside the box. VERDICT A must-have for STEAM classes and for dino lovers everywhere."
?School Library Journal STARRED Review
"A delightful, short read with humor that young elementary students will love"
?Youth Services Book Review STARRED Review
"This inspired story about the magic of art, nature, and educators is a breath of fresh air.?
?Full of wonder... Schoolhouse bliss.?
?Kirkus STARRED Review
"What is central to this story is the idea that no matter what school a child attends, no matter how many or few the supplies, one dedicated professional can make all the difference."
"Early childhood and elementary school teachers will reimagine instruction while reading this story. A perfect read-aloud?ignites children's creativity?.opens students' imaginations to genuine wonder about the widely-recognized dinosaurs of the prehistoric era. Teachers will enjoy using this story to engage their learners in an exciting journey of exploration and discovery."