Little Grunt and the Big Egg

Little Grunt and the Big Egg : A Prehistoric Fairy Tale

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Tomie dePaola's classic (and hilarious) story of a young cave boy and his mysterious egg.

Mama Grunt sends Little Grunt out to find a dozen eggs. All he can find is one huge egg. The egg hatches and out pops a baby dinosaur. Little Grunt names him George. Soon George grows too big for the Grunt family cave, and poor Little Grunt has to send him away. But when the local volcano erupts, there's only one dinosaur who can save the day!
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 212 x 274 x 4mm | 140.61g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, color
  • 0142411434
  • 9780142411438
  • 410,643

Review quote

?This lively twist on the familiar tale of a boy and his pet is sure to provoke giggles.? "?Publishers Weekly"
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About Tomie DePaola

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934, to a family of Irish and Italian background. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.

His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for lifetime contribution to children's literature in 2011.



DePaola has published almost 200 children's books in 15 different countries over the past 30 years. Among his most well-known titles are the Strega Nona series, 26 Fairmount Avenue, and The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush.



DePaola lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.
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Rating details

282 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 19% (54)
4 32% (89)
3 41% (116)
2 7% (19)
1 1% (4)
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