Dinosaur Christmas

by Jerry Pallotta, Illustrated By Howard McWilliam

Cartwheel Books
September 2013

Ages 5 – 7 . Grades Kindergarten – 2

Library of Congress: 2012040593

Lexile measure: AD490L

DRA: 30

Guided Reading: N


Santa Claus reminisces about "the good old days" when dinosaurs pulled his sleigh. The Tyrannosaurus rex wouldn't stop licking Santa, the Pterosaurs flew too high, and the Maiasauras ate presents when no one was looking! Santa thinks the reindeer are a treasure. But when he and his old dinosaur pals look in on a little girl who's sleeping, he admits that sometimes he misses "the good old days."

Children will love meeting Santa's prehistoric friends in Jerry Pallotta's silly and sweet new classic. Beautifully illustrated by Howard McWilliam, DINOSAUR CHRISTMAS is a Christmas like no other!
Howard McWilliam

Howard McWilliam is the illustrator of Dinosaurs Christmas by Jerry Pallotta, I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll, When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore, and the What If You Had...? series by Sandra Markle. He lives in Kingston Upon Thames, England, with his wife, Rebecca. For more information, go to
Jerry Pallotta

Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's books, including What I Saw in the Teachers' Lounge, Dinosaur Christmas, Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight?, Apple Fractions, and The Hershey's Milk Chocolate Multiplication Book. His combination of interesting facts, detailed research, humor, and realistic illustrations have mesmerized countless children across the United States. You can visit him at


  • Praise for F IS FOR FENWAY (written by Jerry Pallotta and illustrated by John Dykes)
    "Pallotta writes with such infectious enthusiasm ... that readers will join him in appreciating and admiring all that makes Fenway a monument to the great American sport." --BOOKLIST

    Praise for WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN (written by Jodi Moore and illustrated by Howard McWilliam)
    The author "gives McWilliam (I NEED MY MONSTER) plenty of room to exercise his considerable gifts for operatic expressiveness and expertly choreographed physical humor." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

    Praise for I NEED MY MONSTER (written by Amanda Noll and illustrated by Howard McWilliam)
    "Dramatic in perspective, McWilliam's exaggerated, digitally colored art renders the monsters in a spectrum of neon hues and outlandish shapes." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY



Paper Over Board / Smyth

ISBN: 9780545433600

32pp. | 11 x 9