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    Surf's up in the third picture book about the Dinotrux! Fed up with steamy summertime Jurassic jungles, the mighty monsters are getting hot and grumpy, and they need a vacation.... Time to roll on down to the beach! Tyrannosaurus Trux might be able to "hang ten" on his surfboard, but not all of the trux feel so at home near the water. Can they organize their skills to dig up the beach and build the best sandcastle ever? Dive into the silliest, splashiest Dinotrux adventure yet to find out!

  • Reviews

    "Children will love seeing their own seaside activities... carried out by the Dinotrux.... Fans of the earlier books will want to accompany the Dinotrux on this beach adventure."

    ―School Library Journal

    "A masterful combination of childish enthusiasm and rough, tough machines.... sure to have listeners in stitches and looking for more dino fun. Readers won't want to wait to find out where the Dinotrux will go next."

    ―Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Biography

Chris Gall has been drawing pictures for as long as he can remember. When he was caught doodling on his desk in second grade, his teacher suggested that he might become an artist some day, then made him clean all the desks in the classroom. In seventh grade, Chris won a Read Magazine Young Writers Award, and that inspired him to create stories to go with his art. After graduating from the University of Arizona, Chris became an award-winning, internationally recognized illustrator, and his artwork has been shown in almost every publication in America, including Time, Newsweek, People, Fortune, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

In 2004, his first picture book, America the Beautiful, became a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year, and his career in children’s publishing began. Since then he has authored and illustrated six more books, including the acclaimed Dinotrux, a 2009 Publishers Weekly Best Children’s book; Revenge of the Dinotrux; Awesome Dawson; Substitute Creacher; Dear Fish; and There’s Nothing to Do on Mars.

Chris has also worked as an adjunct professor of art at the University of Arizona and spent four years as a professional stand-up comedian. He currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, where in his spare time he loves to restore classic cars and fly planes.

News

DreamWorks bringing Dinotrux to Netflix!

The dinosaur series, based on Chris Gall's award-winning book series, will roll out in the spring of 2015. READ MORE

Parents Magazine names Dawson best enhanced e-book of the year

Thousands of kids' books were released this year, but librarians and kids agreed that these are the top of the stack. READ MORE

Awesome Dawson on Geekdad.com

If you’ve got a young budding inventor under your roof, you’re going to want to introduce him or her to Dawson. Dawson has been an inventor since birth, taking broken and discarded items and turning them into his own creations. READ MORE

Interactive Dinotrux book App now available through Storypanda