Leilong the Library Bus

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Pub Date 03 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 29 Jul 2021

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Description

A library-loving dinosaur reminds us how it feels to be transported by story in this picture book for young children.

Leilong’s friends are taking him to story time at the library. But it’s difficult for a large, clumsy brontosaurus without a library card to follow all the rules. Especially when enthusiastic Leilong gets caught up in the story and joins in, threatening to flatten the library. Is Leilong too big for the library, or is the library too small?
With vibrant and vintage-like illustrations, Children of all ages will love this enthusiastic, bumbling dinosaur who just wants, like all of us, to hear a good story. Perfect to read aloud or together with younger dino fans and book-lovers, or for readers aged 5-7.

Julia Liu has worked as an editor of children’s fiction at several of Taiwan’s biggest and most prestigious publishers, and has published picture books, illustrated biographies and a collection of fairy tales.

Bei Lynn is an award-winning Taiwanese illustrator who has written and illustrated over 20 picture books, stories, magazines and comics. Her works have been recognized by various awards and honors.

Other books by Julia Lui:
Leilong Is Too Long!

Praise for Leilong the Library Bus:
"Text and illustrations are perfectly matched here. Via Wang’s smooth translation from Chinese, Liu employs simple, direct third-person narration, enhanced by intriguing dialogue and winning characters. Lynn’s intricate cartoons provide scope and setting and much of the fun as well as thought-provoking details."—Kirkus Reviews

“A heart-warming, humorous read. Readers will instantly fall in love with this likeable (slightly goofy) brontosaurus — the juxtaposition of him and the quiet setting of the library is ridiculously delightful.” - Reading Time, The Children’s Book Council of Australia

“Leilong is a cheerful, bright-green standout among bustling cityscapes and quiet interiors with dark line art and crayon-like smears of rose and dusty blue.”—Foreword Reviews

A library-loving dinosaur reminds us how it feels to be transported by story in this picture book for young children.

Leilong’s friends are taking him to story time at the library. But it’s difficult...


Advance Praise

"Young readers will come to understand an underlying gentle message of recognizing and embracing differences. Yay for Leilong" - Kirkus Reviews

"Young readers will come to understand an underlying gentle message of recognizing and embracing differences. Yay for Leilong" - Kirkus Reviews


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I could spend hours meandering through the illustrations in this beautiful book. It’s a cute little story that is perfect for book and dinosaur lovers alike! A must own for a library!

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I love this book and especially the adorable, story-loving brontosaurus, Leilong! His friends are riding along on his back as he joins them for a special outing at the local library's story time. He discovers that libraries have rules and one of them is you have to own your own library card and you cannot be too HUGE to fit into their building. Does Leilong qualify then for entry? No, sadly enough, he doesn't. Undaunted Leilong remains outside and sticks his head in the window to hear the librarian read the story of "Little Red Riding Hood". He gets so involved in the plot, along with other kids, that he shouts responses as the librarian shares the book. Leilong's shouts are so loud that the whole building goes into earthquake mode .... shaking... shaking...causing the books to crash off the shelves resulting in much chaos and destruction. Oh my! He is disciplined by being banished forever from story time which brings him to tears. Will it truly be forever or can the kids rally around their friend and cause the librarians to rethink his ostracism and reinstate him once again? The fun illustrations are wonderful. They are full of detail and expression. It's always a pleasure to support and celebrate books, librarians, libraries and story times. I highly recommend "Leilong the Library Bus!"

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Leilong the brontosaurus is excited to join the kids for story time at the library, but the library has rules. Leilong is too big to fit in the library and he is too disruptive as he tries to fit in. The librarians are sticking to the rules until they see how all of the children try to embrace him. In the end, the librarians realize that arbitrary rules have no place at the library and that it is the library’s job to meet the needs of all. Julia Liu’s Leilong the Library Bus is reminiscent of Clifford the Big Red Dog. As such, it is likely to appeal to preschool age children.

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This is a children's book that my daughter and I read to my twin boys, and I have to say all of us really loved this book. This is a cute book that also has a library in it. I think this book will make kids want to go to the library. I love the dinosaur in this book, and I also love the dinosaur library. Great book with very cute pictures. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Gecko Press) or author (Julia Liu) via NetGalley, so I can give an honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that. This book is schedule to be release on August 3-2021.

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Leilong the Library Bus is a fun, imaginative story about a brontosaurus who wants to join story time at the library. He and his friends encounter obstacles along the way and find out Leilong is simply too large for the library. I really liked the illustrations and story, which reminded me of 60s picture books like Clifford or Harold and the Purple Crayon. Thank you Gecko Press and NetGalley for providing this ARC.

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