Product Details
List Price:
4 to 8
P to 3
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-62979-585-0
Full-color illustrations
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About the Book


A dinosaur named Herb has noticed something about his friend Muriel: she’s getting taller. Herb is not. Desperate to catch up to Muriel, Herb tries every method he can think of to grow. He plants himself in the dirt like a flower, but that just leaves him muddy. He has Muriel roll him out like clay, but that just makes him dizzy. He wears platform shoes and a top hat, but he just falls over. Nothing Herb tries works! When will he finally grow? This humorous approach to the topic of growing taller will resonate with many children who struggle with this same issue.


“A little green monster is frustrated that his best friend keeps getting taller while he stays the same…Modest but sweet…Adamson’s unusual friends enliven his simple tale…His illustrations, in pencil, watercolor, and digital, are playful and funny.” – Kirkus Reviews

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Ged Adamson

Ged Adamson is the author and illustrator of Meet the McKaws, Elsie Clarke and the Vampire Hairdresser, and the upcoming Douglas, You Need Glasses! He is a published cartoonist and illustrator whose cartoons have been featured in magazines, books, television shows, and films. He lives in England with his family. Visit

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