"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


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"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)
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. 



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...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.


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Contact the closest preferred indie bookstores on this list that carry signed books and limited-edition swag.
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A Likely Story (Sykesville, MD)
Blue Willow Bookshop (Houston, TX)
Book Revue (Huntington, NY)
Flyleaf Books (Chapel Hill, NC)
Gibson Bookstore (Concord, NH)
Little Shop of Stories (Decatur, GA)
Loganberry Books (Shaker Heights, OH)


Main Street Books (Frostburg, MD)
Mclean and Eakin (Petosky, MI)
Once Upon a Time (Montrose, CA)
Park Road Books (Charlotte, NC)
RJ Julia Booksellers (Madison, CT)
Square Books Jr (Oxford, MS)
The Bookmark Shoppe (Brooklyn, NY)
If you want to be a preferred bookstore and receive limited edition swag, contact Shelli@srjohannes.com