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Buying, Training & Caring for Your Dinosaur

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Publisher Comments:

A hilarious guide to having a dinosaur . . . as a pet!

Dogs are delightful. Cats are cute. And fish are fun. But the best pet of all is . . . a DINOSAUR!

But how do you pick the dino thats right for you? Spiky? Armored? Humongous? Pea-brained? Plant-eater? How do you take care of him once hes (gulp!) home? How do you feed him, exercise him, take him to the vet, and give him a bath?! Not to mention train him, since he might like to chew on—er, swallow—Moms new shoes.

Full of little-known info and sage advice, this definitive guide to dino ownership is sure to thrill and delight kids everywhere!

Review:

"Literary agent Rennert's debut picture book opens on a wry note, explaining, 'Dinos make great pets, but some may need a little more housebreaking than others.' But this manual for dinosaur owners falls short of the premise's comedic potential. A rather flat rundown of five species recommends triceratops as 'a great watch-dino,' pteranodon as a skilled catcher of fly balls at baseball games and spinosaurus as a 'great warm-weather dino' that can cast shade on summer days; kid-pleasing tidbits are scattered throughout. Subsequent spreads offer tips on 'teaching an old dino new tricks,' including sit, heel and roll over ('Let's not even go there'), as well as feeding, bathing and other aspects of prehistoric pet ownership. Though the text's humor is sometimes strained, Brown's (Wild About Books) innovative art (gouache paintings of each image in reverse on glass) is consistently entertaining, spotlighting playful dinosaurs and happy children in scenarios that feature electric hues and rich textures, driving home the parting message: 'Dinos are for fun!' Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Laura Joy Rennert is a literary agent who lives in California with her husband and daughter. This is her first book.

Marc Brown has received numerous accolades for his illustrations for Wild About Books and Born to Read, by Judy Sierra, and is the beloved creator of the books and TV show about Arthur the aardvark. He lives in Marthas Vineyard and New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375836794
Author:
Rennert, Laura Joy
Publisher:
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Brown, Marc Tolon
Author:
Brown, Marc
Author:
Rennert, Laura
Author:
illustrated by Marc Brown
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Pets
Subject:
Animals - Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Subject:
Animals - Pets
Subject:
Animals - Dinosaurs
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
dinosaurs;pets
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20091013
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8.74x11.32x.49 in. .97 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
05-08

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Product details 40 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375836794 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Literary agent Rennert's debut picture book opens on a wry note, explaining, 'Dinos make great pets, but some may need a little more housebreaking than others.' But this manual for dinosaur owners falls short of the premise's comedic potential. A rather flat rundown of five species recommends triceratops as 'a great watch-dino,' pteranodon as a skilled catcher of fly balls at baseball games and spinosaurus as a 'great warm-weather dino' that can cast shade on summer days; kid-pleasing tidbits are scattered throughout. Subsequent spreads offer tips on 'teaching an old dino new tricks,' including sit, heel and roll over ('Let's not even go there'), as well as feeding, bathing and other aspects of prehistoric pet ownership. Though the text's humor is sometimes strained, Brown's (Wild About Books) innovative art (gouache paintings of each image in reverse on glass) is consistently entertaining, spotlighting playful dinosaurs and happy children in scenarios that feature electric hues and rich textures, driving home the parting message: 'Dinos are for fun!' Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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