Pakkun the Wolf and His Dinosaur Friends
Pakkun the Wolf and His Dinosaur Friends

Pakkun the Wolf and His Dinosaur Friends



32 Pages, 8.25 x 9.75

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: May 2015

ISBN 9781940842042

Price: $16.99


Acclaimed illustrator Yasuko Kimura takes readers on a fantastical journey in Pakkun the Wolf and His Dinosaur Friends. Join Pakkun as he travels in search of Mrs. Hen's egg, which has rolled down a hole and landed, miraculously, in the Land of Dinosaurs. Both longtime fans and readers new to Kimura's zany, uninhibited style will love her conjuring of a dinosaur world that exists just below a present-day world of our own. Together, Pakkun and his new dinosaur pal, Ptera (short for Pteranodon), swim through the sea with a Plesiosaur, soar through the air on the back of Ptera's mother, scare away an outsized Karaurus, and interrupt a Tyrannosaurus rex fight, all while searching for Mrs. Hen's egg. At last, thanks to the advice of a friendly Saurapod, Pakkun and Ptera find the egg in the Valley of Dinosaur Eggs, resting, naturally, among an enormous clutch of dinosaur eggs. What happens next will delight young readers. While the vivid, humorous illustrations that fill the pages capture the eye and imagination, Pakkun the Wolf and His Dinosaur Friends is ultimately an endearing story of an unlikely friendship. In the "anything goes" world of Yasuko Kimura, however, it makes perfect sense that a wolf and a dinosaur in search of a hen's egg can become fast, loyal friends.


"Children who dote on silly, googly-eyed monsters need look no further than this imported tale of a wolf chasing an errant chicken egg." —Kirkus Reviews

"Even if your shelves are crowded with dinosaur stories, this unconventional tale will captivate a wide range of readers, young and old." —Marilyn Taniguchi, School Library Journal

Author Biography

Yasuko Kimura is the author of numerous children's books, including Fergus, Fergus and the Sea Monster, Fergus and the Snow Deer, The Magical Fish, and the Pakkun the Wolf series. She received the Critici in Erba Prize at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in 1986 for Today Is Not My Day.