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Brontorina

Brontorina

$6.99

Contributor(s): Howe, James (Author), Cecil, Randy (Illustrator)

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"A hugely sympathetic heroine." -- Booklist (starred review)

 

Brontorina knows, deep in her heart, that she is meant to be a ballerina. James Howe's lovable dinosaur is of a size outmatched only by her determination, and has talent outmatched only by her charm. Accompanied by Randy Cecil's beguiling illustrations, here is an irresistible story that proves that no problem is too big when the heart and imagination know no bounds.
Review Quotes:
Text and illustrations work beautifully together in this witty fantasy. . . . speech balloons alternate with narration to tell the story in a fresh, droll manner. In Cecil's arresting oil paintings, the tawny orange dinosaur stands out boldly against slate blue or white backgrounds, and the unusual texture of the paint creates a distinctive effect. Brontorina makes a hugely sympathetic heroine.
--Booklist (starred review)

 

The frankly funny illustrations complement Howe's understated text, resulting in a sweet, frothy story, complete with tutus and arabesques, for the little (and big) dreamer in everyone, lightheartedly demonstrating that the sky's the limit, so think big!
--Kirkus Reviews

 

A humorous and inspiring tale... a satisfying story that adheres closely to its central message about overcoming obstacles.
--Publishers Weekly