That's What Dinosaurs Do


Meet William.  He's a dinosaur who loves to roar.  William prowls the streets looking for great roar spots.  He roars at the playground.  He roars at the bus stop.  He even roars at fluffy sheep out in the farmer's fields.    Until......until the day William gets a sore throat and his doctor tells him he can't roar for a whole week.

William can barely stand it.  Without his roar he doesn't feel like himself.

This is a delightfully unapologetic story about the wonder of being you.

32 pages 978-0062343192 Ages 4-8

Keywords: dinosaurs, being yourself, belonging, identity, individuality, Character Building Curriculum fun, humor, self acceptance, self image, self esteem, self respect, noises, finding yourself, Read aloud to 4 year olds, 5 year olds, 6 year olds, 7 year olds, 8 year olds

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,


From The Bad Seed and The Good Egg creators, Jory John and Pete Oswald, comes a story about a dinosaur who loves to ROAR.

William the dinosaur likes to roar.

At the park?“ROAR.”

At the bus stop?“ROAR!”

At the farm? You bet. ROARRR!

William never lets the chance to roar pass him by, even if others find it rather bothersome.

That's until William gets a sore throat and the doctor warns him not to roar for a WHOLE week. But can this overexcited, boisterous, giant lizard not do what dinosaurs are meant to do?!

In his humorous and insightful style, Jory John creates an epic story about unapologetically and happily being yourself, no matter the cost. Another side-splitting combination of John’s brilliant text and Pete Oswald’s expressive and lively illustrations, That’s What Dinosaurs Do is a read-aloud that young readers will roar for again and again.--from the publisher

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