{"id":8224654229741,"title":"Big Babies","handle":"big-babies","description":"\u003ch1\u003e\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003ch6\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/patrick-obrien\"\u003ePatrick O'Brien\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eBefore they were big, they were babies . . .\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHow big (or small) was your favorite dinosaur–as a baby? We see how some stack up, alongside childhood favorites such as a toy truck or a rubber duck. Did you know that T. rex hatchlings were only about the size of a turkey? Or that the huge, long-necked brontosaurus are said to be only eleven pounds at birth? \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this early picture book, young readers learn that before dinos grew to be large and powerful, they started off as something much smaller to behold.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/here-we-go-digging-for-dinosaur-bones\"\u003eHere We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/captain-raptor-and-the-perilous-planet\"\u003eCaptain Raptor and the Perilous Planet\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/big-babies-spread.jpg?v=1694721594\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/big-babies-cover.jpg?v=1694721595\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/big-babies-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1694721600\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePatrick O'Brien, author-illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePatrick O'Brien is a full-time illustrator who has also authored twelve children books to date, including the Captain Raptor series; Y\u003cem\u003eou Are the First Kid on Mars; Gigantic!: How Big Were the Dinosaurs?; A Pirate's Life for Me;\u003c\/em\u003e and\u003cem\u003e Steam, Smoke, and Steel.\u003c\/em\u003e He has also worked for \u003cem\u003eNational Geographic,\u003c\/em\u003e Discovery Channel, and the Smithsonian, with his art appearing in magazines, newspapers, posters, greeting cards, and even on billboards. Patrick currently teaches at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/patrick-obrien\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Patrick.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA portrait gallery of baby dinos and dino cousins.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGoing straight for the “AWWWW” reaction from viewers, O’Brien poses 11 big-eyed, usually fuzzy prehistoric hatchlings on plain white backgrounds in front of huge, slightly blurred parental legs that extend past the page tops. 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Following a set of additional descriptive notes at the end, budding dino-fans will find silhouettes of the babies lined up on a comparative size chart—with a four-foot-tall human child towering commandingly over all.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAwwwwesomely cute.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eBooklist\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe term “dinosaur” may conjure a towering Tyrannosaurus rex or lumbering stegosaurus, but even the largest creatures had tiny beginnings. What might they have looked like when they were young? Here, readers are invited to marvel at prehistoric youngsters and learn a few facts along the way. Each baby gets its own adorable spread, and they’re all pictured next to a related modern object (a toy car, a rubber duck), adding a sense of scale as well as whimsy. 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The focus stays primarily on the infant, with the adult only sometimes glimpsed as giant legs in the background. There are plenty of familiar faces—a triceratops with donuts on its horns or a clutch of downy velociraptors—but also in the mix are lesser-known creatures and non-dinosaurs like the winged pteradon and aquatic elasmosaurus. A helpful height chart at the end sees the babies compared to a four-foot-tall human and adds context to brief introductions. 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Big Babies


By: Patrick O'Brien

Before they were big, they were babies . . .

How big (or small) was your favorite dinosaur–as a baby? We see how some stack up, alongside childhood favorites such as a toy truck or a rubber duck. Did you know that T. rex hatchlings were only about the size of a turkey? Or that the huge, long-necked brontosaurus are said to be only eleven pounds at birth? 

In this early picture book, young readers learn that before dinos grew to be large and powerful, they started off as something much smaller to behold.

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Patrick O'Brien, author-illustrator

Patrick O'Brien is a full-time illustrator who has also authored twelve children books to date, including the Captain Raptor series; You Are the First Kid on Mars; Gigantic!: How Big Were the Dinosaurs?; A Pirate's Life for Me; and Steam, Smoke, and Steel. He has also worked for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and the Smithsonian, with his art appearing in magazines, newspapers, posters, greeting cards, and even on billboards. Patrick currently teaches at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD.

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Kirkus Reviews

A portrait gallery of baby dinos and dino cousins.

Going straight for the “AWWWW” reaction from viewers, O’Brien poses 11 big-eyed, usually fuzzy prehistoric hatchlings on plain white backgrounds in front of huge, slightly blurred parental legs that extend past the page tops. He doesn’t stint on the factual load, either. Along with identifying labels, each creature comes with an informative one- or two-sentence comment, such as, for the stegosaurus (“roofed lizard”): “This pint-sized critter grew into a leaf-eater that had a body the size of an elephant but a brain the size of a meatball.” Just for reference, a plate of meatballs is placed temptingly in front of the little stego…and all the rest of the dino tykes likewise come with either food (notably a box of doughnuts being thoroughly mangled by a tiny triceratops) or plastic toys ranging from a rubber ducky delighting a dinky Anatotitan (“giant duck”) to a race car zooming past a trio of downy velociraptors (“swift thief”). A baby T. rex (“tyrant lizard king”) gazing out sweetly, ensconced in a comparatively huge crown, is an especially adorable addition. Following a set of additional descriptive notes at the end, budding dino-fans will find silhouettes of the babies lined up on a comparative size chart—with a four-foot-tall human child towering commandingly over all.

Awwwwesomely cute.

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The term “dinosaur” may conjure a towering Tyrannosaurus rex or lumbering stegosaurus, but even the largest creatures had tiny beginnings. What might they have looked like when they were young? Here, readers are invited to marvel at prehistoric youngsters and learn a few facts along the way. Each baby gets its own adorable spread, and they’re all pictured next to a related modern object (a toy car, a rubber duck), adding a sense of scale as well as whimsy. The focus stays primarily on the infant, with the adult only sometimes glimpsed as giant legs in the background. There are plenty of familiar faces—a triceratops with donuts on its horns or a clutch of downy velociraptors—but also in the mix are lesser-known creatures and non-dinosaurs like the winged pteradon and aquatic elasmosaurus. A helpful height chart at the end sees the babies compared to a four-foot-tall human and adds context to brief introductions. This elementary but eminently entertaining approach will have young readers considering prehistoric animals in an entirely different light.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-62354-366-2

Ages: 3–7
Page count: 32
9 x 9

Publication date: January 23, 2024

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