Nancy Taylor Atkins
I Just Met a Dinosaur!
written by Helen L. Williamson
illustrated by Nancy Taylor Atkins
If you met a dinosaur, what would you do?
Play hide-and-seek or go to the zoo?
Who knows if their skin was pink, purple, or blue?
Or if they squawked, roared, or mooed?
Did they polish their nails and feathers and scales,
And sharpen their teeth with the ends of their tails?
When you open this book of dinosaur rhymes,
You’ll meet some of those creatures from long-ago times!
Adventures in Dinglewood
written by Helen Williamson
illustrated by Nancy Atkins
If you are in a hurry, you might pass by Dinglewood without paying much attention. But if you listen carefully, you just might hear the pitter-patter of small feet and the chattering of tiny voices. Turn the page—There’s a world of adventure here in Dinglewood for you to discover!
PRAISE FOR ADVENTURES IN DINGLEWOOD:
“Meet Henrietta and Jasper, two playful mice whose appetite for adventure inspires the five charming tales in Helen Williamson’s newest release. Beautifully illustrated, Adventures in Dinglewood will remind parents and grandparents of beloved books in the tradition of Peter Rabbit and The Wind in the Willows—But the storylines here are laced with mystery and mettle, crafted to appeal to younger siblings of the Harry Potter generation. Adventures in Dinglewood is sure to take its place alongside many long-loved children’s books as a delightful modern classic.”
~ Kai Rady, Toy and Book Buyer, Shenanigans (est. 1974), Charlottesville, VA, USA
“Helen Williamson and Nancy Atkins charm young readers with the magical adventures of Henrietta and Jasper as they encounter Dinglewood’s many zany woodland creatures. . . Adventures in Dinglewood would be a wonderful addition to any child’s bookshelf.”
~ Anna Burger, author of Pea Soup and the Seafood Feast and The Sea Hunt
“Imaginatively conceived and lovingly executed, these stories of mice friends Henrietta and Jasper and their encounters with real and fictional creatures catapulted me back into my childhood. Nancy Atkins' charming illustrations complement Helen Williamson’s lovely prose; the combination offers a reading experience likely to live in children's memories.”
~ Jay Strafford, retired reporter, editor, writer, and book critic for the Richmond News Leader and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. A native of Charlottesville with deep roots in Albemarle and Nelson counties, he has lived in Florida since 2015.