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DINO PETS by Lynn Plourde

DINO PETS

By Lynn Plourde (Author) , Gideon Kendall (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 7

Pub Date: May 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-525-47778-5
Publisher: Dutton

Dinosaur lovers’ imaginations soar with this inventive flight of fancy from Plourde. A very lucky little boy just happens to have a Dino Pets store in his town . . . and parents willing to own a dinosaur. He chooses the biggest dinosaur, but when it won’t fit through his door, back to the store he goes. The fastest one runs away, and he keeps stepping on the longest one’s tail. Problems abound with each new dino pet, from the softest to the smallest, down to the scariest, until finally, there are no more dinosaurs to choose from. Sadly, the little boy returns home . . . to find all the dinos gathered there—“Look! My dino pets all came home! No one likes to sleep alone.” The rhyming text and Kendall’s wonderfully creative illustrations will keep young readers riveted, while even the most avid dinosaur fans will likely learn something new, as very few of these are commonly known. The final pages name the dinosaurs featured in the text, with the caveat that paleontologists learn more each day and the longest, softest, etc. may change in the future. A great one to pair with Bernard Most’s work, dinosaur fans will revel in the possibilities. (Picture book. 3-7)