"A well-armored sesquipedal-o-saur picks a “quintessential” companion in his second outing. The theme of finding and sharing a common language adds a buff to the basic vocabulary building. Dinophiles and budding wordsmiths will be delighted."
- Kirkus Reviews
THEO THESAURUS AND THE PERFECT PET
Coming July 26, 2022
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.
"The playful art features disproportionate dino heads on tiny dino bodies that are sure to garner giggles...Theo's understanding of Fang has obvious parallel lessons to real pet households where viewers may have frustrations communicating behaviors to their own furry companions." - BCCB (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)
Awarded “Books All Young Georgians Should Read” for 2022
...Logophiles may savor the wordplay and appreciate the “Defino-Dino” who occasionally pops into view with a helpful definition (“Conceal-and-search,” it explains, “is another way of saying hide-and-seek”).
— Kirkus Reviews
When a big vocabulary leads to big confusion, Theo TheSaurus learns that there are some things you can say without any words at all! This story is Fancy Nancy for dinosaur lovers.
Theo TheSaurus is a little dino who loves words--the bigger the better! And he's determined to share that love with his new classmates in his new school, no matter that they don't understand him at first. But when a trip to the athenaeum (also known as the library) becomes a visit to the auditorium instead, and a suggestion to play conceal-and-search (or hide-and-seek) only earns him looks of confusion, Theo realizes that misinterpretations can actually just be plain confusing! It's only when his newfound friends find a way to show they care that Theo learns that sometimes, there are things more important than words.