A BOY WANTS A DINOSAUR by Hiawyn Oram

A BOY WANTS A DINOSAUR

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 ``A boy wants...a boy should have...,'' asserts Grandfather, and takes him to the four-story, glass-encased, dinosaur-shaped Dino-Store to choose one. Like Lynd Ward's prototypical bear, this pet is too big and too hungry, causing neighborhood mayhem; but unlike Ward's Johnny, this boy awakes from a dream, realizing that a rabbit would be better. Oram tells her familiar tale with imagination and dry wit, nicely matched in the energetically comic illustrations: these dinosaurs have real style and charm. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 24th, 1991
ISBN: 0-374-30939-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1991




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