An original and life-affirming story that that will delight and appeal to all ages.

Just Imagine

Leilong’s Too Long!

In this expressively illustrated picture book about acknowledging differences and strengths, an overeager dinosaur school bus causes problems for the city’s transportation system—so the children find a place where oversize is perfect.

Every morning, Leilong the school bus shuttles through the city, picking up children as he goes. But a brontosaurus longer than a tennis court and heavier than five buses causes big problems in the busy streets. The school decides he can’t be the bus anymore. The children must find a way to help their long friend fit in.

Bei Lynn’s loose and vibrant illustrations bring to life the charming world of Leilong, where brontosauruses share the city with ordinary vehicles, and sliding out the bedroom window down the neck of the dinosaur school bus is an everyday activity.

Written by Julia Liu, illustrated by Bei Lynn and translated by Helen Wang.

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  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Taiwan
    Reader Age 2-5 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. School Library Journal

      A fun and silly tale for dinosaur aficionados.

    2. Youth Services Book Review

      The adorably winsome pictures really enhance this simple story.

    3. Swings & Roundabouts

      I really like how the language of the story is so relatable and down-to-earth reflecting honest emotions along with the clever child-like illustrations that too express vivid emotions.

    4. Read Plus

      Young readers first met Leilong when he took them to library storytime and they will be happy that he returns in another adventure.

    5. Book Trust

      Book Trust Book of the Day – A heartfelt story about a sweet dinosaur, reminding young readers that no matter who you are, there’s a place and a role for everyone in life.

    6. Bob’s Book Blog

      A classy package.

    7. Outside In World

      A charming and amusing story with crayon and watercolour illustrations from illustrator Bei Lynn that have an appealing simple child-like quality.

    8. Red Reading Hub

      The details in every spread are a delight – wonderfully expressive and playful. Whether or not you’ve encountered Leilong before, I’m sure he’ll win your heart.

    9. Just Imagine

      Through both pictures and text, the themes explored alongside kindness and helping each other are also friendship, acceptance, individual differences and the strength of the community. This is an original and life-affirming story that that will delight and appeal to all ages of primary children but especially early years and those just starting school.

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