A new picture book based on the popular song! March 21 Release!
For those who don’t know Laurie, she is a former preschool music teacher who became an indie rocker extraordinaire overnight. She began selling her music over two decades ago on her own independent label, Two Tomatoes Records. Her songs are catchy, fun and her musical talent backs up her love of making music for children. She has a crystal clear voice and her songs are perfect for preschoolers and young children. We have seen her skyrocket in fame when she started to appear in Nick Jr. videos and is now featured regularly on Sprout in a feature called ‘Sing It Laurie’. I’ve written many reviews of Laurie’s album including her newest titled “Superhero” that is jam-packed with 21 freshly composed Laurie Berkner originals plus two “bonus” tracks released September 23, 2016. Laurie is always an artist that has several projects in the air and I’m happy to report that “the queen of children’s music,” (People) now has a new adorable picture book that pairs the lyrics of her beloved hit with Ben Clanton’s whimsical illustrations in “We Are the Dinosaurs”.
We are the dinosaurs
We are the dinosaurs
That’s right! Laurie Berkner’s chart-topping hit “We Are the Dinosaurs” is now a picture book! Featuring an adorable cast of characters and vibrant, playful art by Ben Clanton, We Are the Dinosaurs transports readers back in time to when the dinosaurs roamed the earth.
Timed to the 20th anniversary of her chart-topping song, “We Are the Dinosaurs,” award-winning and bestselling children’s music star Laurie Berkner is thrilled that Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers will publish the song as a picture book on March 21, 2017.
Says Laurie Berkner, “I am so excited to be publishing this book with Simon and Schuster on the 20th Anniversary of the song’s release! ‘We Are The Dinosaurs’ was one of the first kids’ songs I ever wrote, and it’s still one of the most requested when I perform. It seems to evoke a feeling of power in kids when they sing it and are pretending to be enormous creatures roaming the earth. I can’t wait to enjoy their reactions when they get to see Ben Clanton’s illustrations and experience it all in a new way.”
We Are the Dinosaurs transports readers back in time to when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Longtime fans will cherish the familiar words and enjoy new, additional dialogue from the marching dinosaurs. We Are the Dinosaurs, a must-have for fans of Laurie, dinosaurs, and, of course, all things cute!
About the Author: Laurie Berkner is a singer, songwriter, lyricist, author, and founder of Two Tomatoes Records. She has released eleven bestselling, award-winning albums, including Laurie Berkner’s Favorite Classic Kids’ Songs (2015), Laurie Berkner Lullabies (2014), The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection (2014), A Laurie Berkner Christmas (2012), and most recently Superhero (2016). Laurie was the first recording artist ever to perform in music videos on Nick Jr. and appeared regularly on the network’s Jack’s Big Music Show. Her latest television project is a short-form animated musical preschool series, Sing It, Laurie!, on the 24-hour preschool television channel, Sprout. Sing It, Laurie! stars Laurie’s voice and features her original music written for the series. Laurie has also made regular guest appearances on Sprout’s Sunny Side Up. Venturing into the world of theater, Laurie has written the music and lyrics for two Off-Broadway children’s musicals, Wanda’s Monster and The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess, produced by New York City Children’s Theater. She is currently working on a third NYCCT musical, Interstellar Cinderella, which is set to open in fall 2017. Learn more at LaurieBerkner.com.
About the Illustrator: Ben Clanton is an author and illustrator whose books include Something Extraordinary, Rex Wrecks It!, Mo’s Mustache, The Table Sets Itself, and Vote for Me!. He lives with his wife in Seattle, Washington. Visit BenClanton.com.
List Price: $ 17.99