Monday, June 25, 2012

Excerpt from The Megasaurus, a Lima Bear book

The Lima Bean series of picture books for kids was extremely popular in my classroom when I introduced them. Over the next four weeks, I will feature one book a week through an excerpt and review. I will also share other wise words and tidbits about the series and its creators.

This week I am featuring The Megasaurus, the first book in the series.


Who will save Beandom from the Megasaurus? What’s the King of Beandom to do? The tiny, multicolored beanshaped bears of Beandom are under attack by a monster. Who will save Beandom?

Can the king’s wisest advisors find a solution? Howl the Owl thinks they can tempt the monster with pancakes. Towel the Owl thinks they can drive the monster away with bows and arrows. Vowel the Owl thinks a good strong rock wall will keep their kingdom safe from the Megasaurus. But L. Joe Bean, an
ordinary tiny bear, has another idea — one that is a little “outside the box”. Which approach will work?

Excerpt from The Megasaurus

King Limalot was in trouble. His tiny once-happy Beandom was in trouble. In fact, all of the tiny bean-shaped bears in his Beandom were in trouble, too. Whether they were green like lima beans, or red like pinto beans, they were all in terrible trouble.

There was a monster in Beandom. Tall as the tallest trees, it was so big that it made the earth tremble with each pounding step, and the trees sway when it roared. Its teeth were longer than a man's hand. It was a Megasaurus and its favorite food was BEANS!... 

About Lima Bear® Press
Lima Bear® Press has a very straightforward mission: to publish children’s stories that are engaging, imaginative, and humorous while each carries an important life message such as tolerance, honesty, courage, etc.

For children who are not yet readers, these stories are an easy read by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and family friends. Lima Bear® Press strives to make the stories entertaining and meaningful both to those who listen as well as to those who read them aloud.

For children who are readers, the authors crafted the stories, through both text and illustration, so that they are fun to read, while, at the same time, striving to introduce young minds to new expressions and new vocabulary in a way that is readily understood. 

Lima Bear Press feels they will have achieved their mission when they help children who listen to and/or read their books become eager readers throughout their lives. 

In the Lima Bear stories, the basic characters appear and reappear. Each character has a distinct
personality that shines through in every story.

Learn more at Their books are distributed to bookstores and libraries nationwide
by Small Press United (from IPG). Or call 800-888-4741 for more information. 

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