A DINOSAUR ATE MY HOMEWORK by Jr. Nelson

A DINOSAUR ATE MY HOMEWORK

Age Range: 6 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 This entry in the Flying Rhinoceros series (Wooden Teeth and Jelly Beans, 1995, etc.) presents factual material about dinosaurs through a cast of cartoon characters that includes Earl P. Sidebottom, Jr., who claims that a T. rex ate his homework. When his teacher asks him to bring the evidence for Show-and-Tell, he turns the school upside down with an array of dino-friends. Earl's story, told in doggerel, frames assorted factoids about dinosaurs. A confusing layout and use of typeface, and the anthropomorphism of dinosaurs, would undermine the story if the premise weren't already so weak--i.e., that children will sit still for information only if it's sugar-coated with bright colors and silly characters. Steer clear of this one. (First printing of 50,000) (Picture book. 6-12)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 1-885223-35-8
Page count: 48pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 1996




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