Calling all wordsmiths! Thesaurus Has a Secret, a fresh and fun new picture book by Anya Glazer, has been published today by HarperCollins / Katherine Tegen Books.

The book is already getting noteworthy buzz, recently being included on Indiebound‘s ‘Fall 20 Kids Indie Next List‘. It follows Thesaurus, a verbose young dino who’s smitten with synonyms, and has an extra-special secret.

Thesaurus is an ordinary dinosaur. A very ordinary dinosaur . . . who just happens to love words. And the other dinos know that’s just who he is. But behind his verbose and fancy language, Thesaurus has also been keeping something absolutely, very, extremely top secret.

But as his lies begin to stack up, someone begins to notice. And if the other dinos discover what Thesaurus is hiding, they won’t think he’s such a normal dinosaur after all.

Reviewers are already taken with this larger-than-life tale:

“A sweet and friendly story, ‘Thesaurus Has a Secret’ has adorable illustrations and a host of book titles filled with dinosaur puns that will make any book lover smile.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 

“An adorable, delightful, and magnificent picture book! A great read aloud combining dinosaurs and books about reading.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“I love the soft illustrations and all the different dinosaurs– and the book title puns of this dino’s favorite books gave me a great laugh!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Anya Glazer is a children’s book author and illustrator based in London. She has already proven to be hugely popular in the UK, following the September 2018 publication of her touching and funny debut Magical Pets (David Fickling Books), in which she gives instructions on how to care for magical and mystical beasts such as dragons and unicorns. She was Highly Commended for the Macmillan Prize in 2015, and prides herself on using pencil and digital methods in her work. She can often be found doodling dinosaurs, which is how Thesaurus Has a Secret came about, as well as other animals not yet extinct.

With a story that’s perfect for bedtime, this book promises enchanting visuals and clever wordplay that’s sure to give you a giggle!