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Theo TheSaurus and the Perfect Pet

Illustrated by Mike Moran
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Hardcover
$17.99 US
10.44"W x 10.31"H x 0.33"D   | 15 oz | 24 per carton
On sale Jul 26, 2022 | 32 Pages | 978-0-593-46432-8
Age 4-8 years | Preschool - 3
Reading Level: Lexile AD510L | Fountas & Pinnell L
Theo TheSaurus is back in a brand-new pet-friendly adventure with big words and even bigger fun! This series is Fancy Nancy for dinosaur lovers.

Theo longs for a pet of his very own. So when he finds a baby sabretooth tiger, it feels like the perfect match. But when Theo's big vocabulary makes it difficult to train his new pet, Theo must find a different way to communicate with Fang if he wants to hang onto his furry companion. 
 
A sweet and funny book filled with bright art, a lovable dino character, and a full glossary of big words at the end, readers have tons of fun--and learn some new words along the way! It's FANCY NANCY for the dino-loving set!
"The playful art...[is] sure to garner giggles, and the candy-colored animals bring pops of color to the predominantly green-and-brown Mesozoic backdrop. While Theo’s adventure relies on a dash of absurdity, his understanding of Fang has obvious parallel lessons to real pet households." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Dinophiles and budding wordsmiths will be delighted.” –Kirkus Reviews
Shelli R. Johannes (she/her) is the co-author of the Loves Science series. An animal lover, she can often be found volunteering with animal conservation groups or rescuing strays off the side of the highway. Shelli lives in Atlanta with her husband, two kids, and a whole bunch of pets.

Visit her online at srjohannes.com. 
Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @srjohannes.

Mike Moran (he/him) is an illustrator and artist whose work has appeared in many mediums from magazines, newspapers, animation, children's books, toy packaging, apps, and trade show convention tents to greeting cards. A huge baseball and Beatles fan, he lives with his wife and two sons in Florham Park, New Jersey.
 
Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @mikemoran_illo.

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Theo TheSaurus is back in a brand-new pet-friendly adventure with big words and even bigger fun! This series is Fancy Nancy for dinosaur lovers.

Theo longs for a pet of his very own. So when he finds a baby sabretooth tiger, it feels like the perfect match. But when Theo's big vocabulary makes it difficult to train his new pet, Theo must find a different way to communicate with Fang if he wants to hang onto his furry companion. 
 
A sweet and funny book filled with bright art, a lovable dino character, and a full glossary of big words at the end, readers have tons of fun--and learn some new words along the way! It's FANCY NANCY for the dino-loving set!

Praise

"The playful art...[is] sure to garner giggles, and the candy-colored animals bring pops of color to the predominantly green-and-brown Mesozoic backdrop. While Theo’s adventure relies on a dash of absurdity, his understanding of Fang has obvious parallel lessons to real pet households." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Dinophiles and budding wordsmiths will be delighted.” –Kirkus Reviews

Author

Shelli R. Johannes (she/her) is the co-author of the Loves Science series. An animal lover, she can often be found volunteering with animal conservation groups or rescuing strays off the side of the highway. Shelli lives in Atlanta with her husband, two kids, and a whole bunch of pets.

Visit her online at srjohannes.com. 
Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @srjohannes.

Mike Moran (he/him) is an illustrator and artist whose work has appeared in many mediums from magazines, newspapers, animation, children's books, toy packaging, apps, and trade show convention tents to greeting cards. A huge baseball and Beatles fan, he lives with his wife and two sons in Florham Park, New Jersey.
 
Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @mikemoran_illo.

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