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Noah Noasaurus woke up feeling very No. No to brushing his teeth. No to eating breakfast. And definitely No to playing with his little brother. Things only get worse when Noah goes for a walk and relentlessly cheerful Toby Rex, Brian Brontosaurus, and Ava Ceratops follow him. Together, the group starts a bona fide dino parade that even Noah can’t resist. This lighthearted, ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2019 by Albert Whitman Company
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Kirsti Call
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author
Elaine Kiely Kearns' debut is hilarious and heartwarming. Noah Noasaurus will resonate with anyone who has had a bad day. Clever wordplay, a cast of characters that is unfailingly kind, and a compelling story combine to make this well worth the read. Expressive illustrations enhance the book to make it a laugh-out-loud, rollicking, fun read.
Vivian Kirkfield
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
At the age of two...or even before...young kids have a favorite word. NO! And sometimes, that favorite word remains a favorite for a long time. This book is sure to be a hit with every child...so relatable...plus the main characters are DINOSAURS...what could be better than that!

The illustrations complement the text, as the tension builds and Noah realizes that no matter what he does or says, his friends are bound and determined to come along on his walk to NOwhere.

The pacing and action are per
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Susan Lubner
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Well I can certainly relate to this adorable book not only from when my kids were young and had days where everything was NO but I have had a few myself! Lively illustrations fill this book that I highly recommend for everyone’s library.
Lori Alexander
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Noah Noasaurus is having a rough go. No breakfast offering from mom or dad, game with his brother, or greeting from friends can turn his day around. He simply says “No!” to everything. When his friends persist, following Noah everywhere he goes, over jagged rocks, through logs and puddles, the bad day turns into a muddy parade. But no matter how many times Noah says “No!” his friends won’t leave him behind. This is a sweet tale just right for young ones learning to deal with their emotions. The ...more
Gayle Krause
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young families
No! No! No! Sounds all too familiar to parents of toddlers, so in this precocious story of a little dinosaur with a case of the Nos! Kearns hits the tail on the head! (hee-hee) Young readers will identify with the stubborn little fellow as he literally marches through his day with an unwanted caravan of friends trailing behind him until he realizes that friends can be fun. Kearn’s simple text and Jack’s graphic illustrations combine to make this a hit for the toddler crowd and will be read and r ...more
Sylvia
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
No one will be able to say no to this delightful and funny picture book, because DINOSAURS and DINOSAURS WHOSE FAVORITE WORD IS NO is everything the world needs right now. Noah Noasaurus wakes up one morning feeling all NO and is having nothing to do with his family's and friends' efforts cheer him up.

Can he turn it around and can the day get better? Elaine Kiely Kearns’s snappy text and Colin Jack's lively and colorful illustrations blend perfectly to tell this story of friendship and a big mo
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Sheri Dillard
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Some days are just "no" days, and Noah is definitely having one. But his friends aren't fazed, and eventually, Noah might just have to join in the fun.

NOAH NOASAURUS is perfect for one-on-one reads, as well as storytimes. Kids will love shouting out "No!" with Noah. (especially that very last one :)
Casey Kiely
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No BONES about it, this book Dino-SOARS!!
Jodi McKay
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this!! Noah Noasaurus is feeling a little "No" today, a feeling we can all relate to. This story shows how a tiny dino moves from having a rough day to one that is spent having fun with friends. Kids will not only love all of the different dinosaurs, but also the humor they add as they join Noah who clearly would like to be left alone. The illustrations are bright and adorable, adding the perfect amount of personality to each character (Noah's pouty lips are my favorite!). This is a must r ...more
Renee LaTulippe
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this delightful story, little Noah Noasaurus wakes up on the wrong side of the swampland and stomps his way through a day full of NO. And even though he has an epic number of cheerful friends trying to lift his spirits, Noah is having NONE. OF. IT. Elaine Kearns has created an adorable band of merry characters that will surely make little ones laugh as they see themselves reflected in Noah's stubborn no-a-thon, all brought to colorful life by the vibrant and amusing illustrations. Definitely ...more
Ashley
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jackson, harrison
Do you have little ones that can’t stop saying “no”? This hilarious and adorable book, Noah Noasaurus is one that you’ll get your children saying yes to. Noah wakes up a grumpy dino who says no to everything and everyone. He decides to take a walk to nowhere and as he passes by his friends they start to follow him to go exploring but each time a new friend joins he says, “no”. After a long journey of friends and no’s Noah gives up and sits down. As his friends are leaving he realizes that he’s m ...more
Cynthia Mackey
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has the winning combination of a popular dinosaur theme paired with a recognizable stage of childhood development. Many parents can relate to the "No" phase when a child's favourite word becomes "no." And for that reason alone, parents and children will love the book. From the Wooly Mammoth Slippers to the Smilodon Toothpaste, Elaine has fully explored the dinosaur theme in a playful manner. The bright and colourful illustrations by Colin Jack along with the increasing parade of dinosa ...more
Victoria Warneck
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I wish I could buy a copy of this book for every dinosaur lover in my life (past, present, and future)! Noah wakes up in the grumpiest of moods and rejects everything and everyone in his path before furiously stomping off to NOWHERE. His dinosaur friends are both curious enough and persistent enough to follow along, whether Noah wants them to or not.

What ensues is on one level SHEER FUN -- a satisfying romp about how one dinosaur's bad mood leads to a muddy parade with friends. But hidden insid
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Lindsay Leslie
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this tale of "NO!", Noah Noasaurus wants to be left alone ... but not really. He can't seem to get out of his funk and wants to dole out his grumpy mood to every dino around him. But when his friends keep marching on without him, Noah just might change his tune. Great debut from Elaine Kiely Kearns! Expressive and impressive illustrations by Colin Jack!
Sherry Howard
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There’s so much to love in this book that’s perfect for the “no” age of picture book reader. The adorable main character will have you laughing as he tries to out-no his determined friends. The colorful illustrations are perfect to delight the young picture book reader, whether or not they can read the words. When finally “no” becomes the perfect answer, it’s a fun resolution to a word problem parents hate to hear! Hope this one comes out in a board book!
Tina Shepardson
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is such an adorable book. The word play with dinosaur themed words, using a child's favorite word "NO" , adding a group of friends and mixing this all with humor makes for a book kids will want to hear over and over again. The vibrant colors on each page along with the humorous text show kids how a negative mind set loses power with a group of great positive minded friends!
Cassandra Federman
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I got lucky enough to read an advanced copy of this book. It's a delight! My toddler is firmly in the "NO" phase. Needless to say, he saw himself in this book! He also loves dinosaurs, so this book is a big win.
Yevgenia Nayberg
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A whimsical story of Noah Noasaurus and his friends, who don't take no for an answer! Written with simplicity and precision, the book teaches a valuable lesson of friendship. As someone who feels like Noah Noasaurus very often, I can relate to the story and I am sure many kids would, too!
Kate Allen  Fox
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heartwarming, hilarious picture book that had me smiling from start to finish. Noah is determined to be in a bad mood, but with the help of some friends learns to find the bright side. My three-year-old loved it, and I'm sure it would appeal to older kids as well.
Kim Chaffee
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having a bad day? So is Noah. He’s not feeling like anything today. It’s No! To scrambled dodo eggs. No! To his wooly mammoth slippers. Even No! To his friends. This adorable, heartwarming story is both easily relatable and highly enjoyable for kids.
Natalee Creech
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every parent and toddler will identify with Noah Noasaurus who woke up feeling very NO! Charming, funny, (I love the illustration of the four dinosaur friends all trying to squeeze through the log at the same time) and a great read aloud! Kids will love to chorus in on the many NO’s!
Sasha
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely adorable. My 3 year old son is a big dino fan and was very excited as soon as he saw the cover. He laughed and commented how grumpy Noah was. Great book for little ones, showing them how much fun they can have if they keep a positive attitude.
Kat
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Any kid (or adult!) who has ever found themselves having a grumpy, NO-NO-NO, sort of day will love following along with Noah Noasaurus as he stomps through his day, followed by an increasing crowd of cheerful friends who slowly but surely break him from his bad mood!
Tara Bean
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To quote Lady Gaga: talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before.

We stan EKK forever. This book is great and you should buy it now. 💖
Pj
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious story about a grumpy little dino. The illustrations fit the text perfectly. Excellent job on this one by all concerned.
Cathy Breisacher
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No no nobody should miss the chance to read this sweet tale of Noah Noasaurus who can't seem to shake off his grumpy mood. After grumping and stomping around for a while, he eventually sees how silly everything is, and learns to laugh at himself and join his friends for a much better day.
Jolene Gutiérrez
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Noah is having a NO kind of day, and all he wants to do is get away from all of the people who are trying to turn his bad mood into a good one. As he heads to Nowhere, though, his friends decide they want to join him. Will friendship and fun turn Noah's no into a yes? Read Noah Noasaurus to find out!
Christine Evans
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
NO says Noah - but you should say YES to this book.
Someone in my family who shall remain nameless often wakes up feeling very No so I smiled from the opening page of this book, all the way to the perfect ending. Share this with the dino-lovers, and fellow No people in your life.
Evelyn Wunsch
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this book! A must read to kids All age!!
Kelly
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved it. Saying "NO" is something Noah is bound and determined to say all day.
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