Dr. Rex, star of We're Back!(1988), provides an extensive tongue-in-cheek guide to living with a dinosaur, from ""Choosing...

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YOUR PET DINOSAUR: An Owner's Manual

Dr. Rex, star of We're Back!(1988), provides an extensive tongue-in-cheek guide to living with a dinosaur, from ""Choosing the Right Dino"" to ""You and Your Dino--the Golden Years."" The nonstop humor here is sometimes a little forced, but mostly it's genuinely clever; the fact that it depends primarily on juxtaposing the dino's size and violence with a typical modern household will delight kids, who will pick up on the pet manual parody (""Dinos have a simple method of working out questions of seniority--just keep the mop and bandages handy""); adults will also be amused by the touches of political satire and parallels with child-care and self-help books. Visually, these dinos are comical, endearing, and satisfyingly fierce. A book that's sure to sell itself.

Pub Date: Sept. 21, 1992

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 40

Publisher: Morrow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1992