May/June 2021 Kids Indie Next List
“Everybody knows sometimes new friends have to grow on you, but in Cole's case his new friend grows and grows and GROWS. Move over Clifford, author illustrator Matt Myers has created a new lovable oversized friend with Dino_Gro. This one is sure to be a BIG hit with little dinosaur lovers.”
— Angie Tally, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC
Cole is very excited about his new Dino-Gro toy. He can't wait for it to reach its full size! But when Dino-Gro becomes much larger than intended, Cole goes so far as to put Dino-Gro on a liquid-free diet and an exercise regimen, which don't seem to make a difference! As Dino-Gro becomes so big that he can't fit in the house, Cole learns that growing up and getting bigger can have advantages too, even if you're not a dinosaur.
For fans of Tiny T. Rex and We Don't Eat Our Classmates, this sweet and hilarious read-aloud is fun for kids to learn the importance of growing up big and strong.
"An absorbing—and absorbent—tale of togetherness with turns both comical and dramatic.” —Kirkus Reviews