When Dinosaurs Roamed the Land…

There are reasons Whistler’s shelves are filled with books. Books can transport you to places you have never been, teach about things before your time, and prepare you for the time ahead. Books can teach empathy, creativity, about the world, about yourself. Books inspire imaginations.

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
– Maya Angelou


We have been reading to Whistler for as long as I can remember for all the reasons above and more. Books have been instrumental in inspiring Whistler’s love of animals and insect. Thanks to books he can spot the differences amongst sharks and between whales. So when we were sent two charming books staring Bronto, a prehistoric gentle giant, I was excited for Whistler to enjoy learning about another species that as a boy, he is already fascinated with.

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Both Bronto & the Pterodactyl Eggs and Bronto, Friend of Ceratops were beautifully illustrated with hand-painted watercolor and ink illustrations.


Inside it was more than just a picture book with facts. The science of Dinosaurs is woven into story lines that also focused on empathy and creativity.

Bronto & the Pterodactyl Eggs
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, Friend of Ceratops
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!


The Giveaway

Thanks to our friends at Craigmore Creations, we’re giving away an awesome gift pack just for our readers! One lucky winner will win a prize pack (ARV $42) that will include:

How to Enter to Win


Check out these other books from Craigmore Creations and let us know in the blog comments below which other book looks interesting to you.

Step #2:

Use this easy giveaway form below to record your entries – good luck!! The comment entry is the only mandatory one you must complete to enter. All others are purely optional for those that really want to win!


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  1. Vikki Billings
    December 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm — Reply

    I also like Flowers by Number (Little Naturalist) by David R. Shapiro and Hayley Vair

  2. Rebecca Brewer
    December 8, 2013 at 10:59 pm — Reply

    The Terra Tempo series looks good. My daughter might be getting old enough for them.

  3. December 25, 2013 at 6:03 pm — Reply

    Terra Tempo, my niece would love!

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