YOUR PET DINOSAUR by Hudson Talbott

YOUR PET DINOSAUR

An Owner's Manual
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Age Range: 7 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 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. (Humor. 7+)

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1992
ISBN: 0-688-11337-0
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1992




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