CAN I HAVE A STEGOSAURUS, MOM? CAN I? PLEASE!? by Lois G. Grambling

CAN I HAVE A STEGOSAURUS, MOM? CAN I? PLEASE!?

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

 The pleading voice of the title belongs to an impish boy, baseball cap worn backwards, who negotiates fiercely. A stegosaurus would scare monsters from his room, help him clean his plate at dinner, escort him trick-or-treating, take him to the North Pole to deliver a Christmas list. He has found an immense egg in the woods, so the question is no mere hypothetical. But when the egg hatches, he has to switch his stance slightly: ``Can I have a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Mom?'' The boy seems older than the book's intended audience, who may find the twist at the end a little too subtle. It's forced, and one-joke funny. The illustrations, sometimes haunting and sometimes baffling, are soft-edged; they are full of dramatic angles and lighting effects. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-8167-3386-4
Page count: 32pp
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1995




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