As a father of a four-year-old, finding good books that will keep your hoodlum entertained is a plus. Thanks to Josh Alves, Lilly Bristol: Dinosaur Wrangler and the Town a Tyrannosaurus Wrecks! is a keeper.
Josh is an author and illustrator that I’ve followed and talked to on Twitter for a couple of years now. I’ve enjoyed seeing his work, hearing his passion for children’s literature and getting the chance to review his new book before its release. So, let’s dive in…
Lilly Bristol is a simple story about a girl who has adventures in Dinosaur World with her saber-tooth kitty and pterodactyl friend Onya. In this particular story she is called to take care of a tyrannosaurus that is destroying a town. I won’t spoil the ending for you, but it’s safe to say your kid will love it.
The book is written in a Dr. Seuss-like rhyming style, which Josh Alves pulls off flawlessly. These kinds of books are some of my favorite to read to my daughter and they’re some of her favorites to listen to right before bedtime. One of my favorite parts of the writing is that it doesn’t talk down to kids because it is written for kids.
From the bright colored-characters to the simple, yet perfect backgrounds, Josh’s art work is wonderful for little kids and is a pleasant treat for parents. Although I read a PDF version of Lilly Bristol: Dinosaur Wrangler, I can say that a physical copy of the book will look wonderful on your kids’ bookshelf.
If you’d like to pre-order Lilly Bristol, just follow this link to Josh’s site.