Reviews & Features for JACK HORNER, DINOSAUR HUNTER!
Updated: Dec 2, 2022
NOTE: This post is continually updated to include the latest reviews/news.
CLICK HERE to view the official book trailer.
Awards & Nominations:
Bookstagang Best of Nominee, 2021-22.
"An inspiring example of how disabilities don't have to close doors..."
"This picture book biography of world-renowned paleontologist Jack Horner not only details Horner’s passion to discover and study dinosaurs, but also encourages children to persevere when they face challenges...this title will be grabbed off the shelf for recreational reading alone."
—School Library Connection
"...Dinosaur lovers and anyone with dino-sized dreams will be instantly hooked by Sophia Gholz’s immersive biography of Jack Horner, who forged his own path to becoming one of the world’s most influential paleontologists. His self-confidence, unstoppable drive, and ultimate success will inspire all readers to define themselves by what they can do – not by what they may struggle with – and to trust their instincts on the way to achieving their goals... Jack Horner, Dinosaur Hunter! is an exceptional biography of a boy and man who never gave up on finding a way to accomplish his goal. The book will captivate children on its own or as an introduction to a wide range of classroom lessons and is highly recommended for all home, classroom, and public library collections."
"It's a really amazing story about a man who struggled in school...but didn't give up on his dream and found a way to make it happen..."
"The study of scientific topics and the nature of discovery come alive in this comic-style picture book ... I highly recommend this book for its engaging and interesting text and fast-paced story-telling."
—Sk.K Wenger at 7 Days of Books | CLICK HERE for the full review
"...the perfect book for a reluctant reader."
—Children's Book Watch | CLICK HERE for the full review
"Meet Jack Horner, a world-famous paleontologist and expert dinosaur hunter whose story is as interesting as it is inspiring…A fascinating true story of a boy that followed his dream, Jack Horner, Dinosaur Hunter! may very well provide readers with the encouragement they need to pursue what they most desire."
"Sophia Gholz and illustrator Dave Shepherd have brought Jack’s story to life in a hybrid picture book-graphic story form. It reads like an adventure “comic book” story, with suspense and tension and even its own version of Pow! and Zow!—the story’s trademark Crunch! and Swoosh! Jack even discovers his own species. It’s just incredible! Any and all kids (and adults) who love dinosaurs will be inspired by Sophia’s telling of Jack’s story."
"...this will not only appeal to young readers, but will be a great resource for older reluctant readers."
"Have you heard of Jack Horner? What if I told you that if you have seen Jurassic Park then you might be familiar with him without even knowing it? Picture book biography meets graphic novel in this dino-riffic adventure!...Gholz did an amazing job of bringing Jack's story to life and showing that hard work and dedication pay off in the end!"
"...this book will be a huge hit in elementary schools, everywhere!"
"...this not only covers his biography and vivid world, but employs dyslexia-friendly fonts to appeal to those who may be reading-challenged."
"How can kids not walk away inspired to dig into their own interests after reading this book, especially if they feel like their dreams are out of reach or that they lack the skills to attain them? I love this book for the true life story it shares about a kid who grew up exploring the world around him, while paying attention to the details in a way that led to fascinating dinosaur fossil discoveries—discoveries that started small—with fossilized shells. Jack Horner found passion in hands-on science and persevered, despite dealing with the hardship of severe dyslexia..."
"...an inspiration to kids with dyslexia and those who love dinosaurs."
"This book will give children with disabilities a chance to believe they can over come and be successful in life. Teachers will love providing this book. Kids and their parents will want to read about Jack."
List & Features:
The Shepherd includes Jack Horner, Dinosaur Hunter! on their list of The best books about dinosaurs and evolutionary relationships for kids | CLICK HERE for more.
12 DIY KidLit Costumes list features Jack Horner, Dinosaur Hunter! | CLICK HERE for more.
Sophia Gholz discusses inspiration in this new interview | Click HERE for more.
KidLit411 Spotlights Jack Horner, Dinosaur Hunter! | Click HERE for more.
The Journey Behind the Book Interview | CLICK HERE for more
Interview for International Dinosaur Month | CLICK HERE for more.
Interview with Nonahood News | CLICK HERE for more.
Author Interview with Sophia Gholz | CLICK HERE for more.
Author Q&A | CLICK HERE for more.
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