Rhino & Dino in Juice!


Children - Picture Book
40 Pages
Reviewed on 04/22/2022
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Author Biography

One day I asked myself, what would happen if there were 2 friends and 1 juice? Which led to more questions like: what if 1 refused to share? what if 1 was dying of thirst? what would the thirsty friend do to try to get the drink? and on and on...!
Plus I had these adorable drawings of the Rhino & Dino characters that begged me for stories!
I love to laugh and come up with funny stories with cute characters using simple plots that kids can relate to and twisting those plots into something more.
***Juice! has been honored by the Wisconsin Library Association for an award for Outstanding Achievement in Children's Literature! The second in the series, Lemonade!, also got this. Only 10 were picked in the state!***

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristine Zimmerman for Readers' Favorite

Erin Kant Barnard's funny friends Dino and Rhino are back in a new adventure. Rhino and Dino in Juice! centers around some refreshing 100% juice. Dino and Rhino are at the park having a picnic. Dino is playing hard on all the playground equipment until he staggers over to Rhino, parched. Rhino is quietly sipping his juice box when Dino starts begging for just a sip of Rhino's juice. Dino wheedles and wheedles until, finally, Rhino consents to share his juice. Will Dino get his thirst quenched? Be sure to keep your eyes open for another character that infiltrates their picnic! Barnard has also included a tip to help save the planet.

Fans of Elephant and Piggie will love Rhino and Dino! Erin Kant Barnard has created two memorable characters. Dino is very energetic and dramatic. Rhino is very calm and generous. The wonderful thing is that as in any true friendship, give and take ensue. Barnard's drawings are bold and full of fun details. The expressive drawings carry the narrative even when there are very few words. Rhino and Dino in Juice! will have kids and adults laughing out loud. Some of the best stories to share with kids have subtle humor for adults to enjoy as well. Barnard has excelled in taking a simple concept, juice, and creating a fully-fledged story. I loved Rhino's expressions as Dino becomes more and more dramatic about his thirst. As a former children's librarian, I highly recommend Rhino and Dino in Juice!