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When Dinosaurs Came with Everything

Illustrated by David Small



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About The Book

From beloved duo Elise Broach and David Small comes an adorable picture book about a little boy who gets a free dino with purchase!

Free gift with purchase: Dinosaurs!
Wait—free what?!

Just when a little boy thinks he’s going to die of boredom from running errands with his mom, the most remarkable, the most stupendous thing happens. He discovers that on this day, and this day only, stores everywhere are giving away a very special treat with any purchase. No, not the usual lollipop or sticker. Something bigger. Much, MUCH bigger. It’s a dream come true, except…what exactly do you do with these Jurassic treats? And how do you convince Mom to let you keep them?

About The Author

Elise Broach lives with her family in rural Connecticut, where she writes books for children and teens, including When Dinosaurs Came With Everything, Shakespeare’s Secret, and Wet Dog!, and serves in town government. Visit Elise at

About The Illustrator

Photo Credit:

David Small is the Caldecott Award–winning illustrator of So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George. He also received Caldecott Honors for The Gardener by Sarah Stewart and One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo. He’s illustrated dozens of other award-winning books, including That Book Woman by Heather Henson and The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, and lives in Michigan with his wife, Sarah Stewart.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 25, 2007)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689869228
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Bulletin Blue Ribbon
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Buckaroo Book Award Nominee (WY)
  • Beehive Award Master List (UT)
  • Red Clover Book Award (VT)
  • ABC Children's Bookseller's Choices
  • Prairie Pasque Award Nominee (SD)
  • Treasure State Award Nominee (MT)
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award Nominee
  • Charlotte Award Ballot (NY)
  • Ladybug Award (NH)

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