A group of dinosaurs is happily playing in the school yard when . . . oh no! Here comes the Mine-o-saur! He snatches all the toys. He grabs all the snacks at snack time. He hoards the blocks during recess. And all the while he yells, "MINE, MINE, MINE!" But soon enough, no one wants to play with him. What will it take for the Mine-o-saur to realize that what he really wants are friends? And then, will the other dinosaurs ever welcome him back? Dinosaurs are always a popular subject with young readers, and with its subtle lesson of sharing, The Mine-O-Saur is also a delicious twist on a classroom comedy.
Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen never thought she'd grow up to be a writer. But when her two children came along, Sudipta found that she had stories to tell, stories she wanted to share with her daughters, and she decided to try to get published. Using her science background as a springboard, Sudipta began writing nonfiction for children, including Championship Science Fair Projects, Last Minute Science Fair Projects, AIDS, and Autism. She branched out into other nonfiction, including biographies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Jane Goodall, and altogether, Sudipta has written 18 nonfiction books for kids.