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Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct

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ISBN13: 9780786837489
ISBN10: 0786837489
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Publisher Comments:

Everyone in town knows Edwina. She is the dinosaur who plays with the kids. She is the dinosaur who helps little old ladies cross the street. And best of all, she bakes yummy chocolate chip cookies.

Everyone loves Edwina...except for Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie. Reginald knows dinosaurs are extinct and is ready to prove it. But will anyone listen? And if they do, what will happen to Edwina?

Review:

"Matronly Edwina, a lichen-green T. Rex wearing a beribboned straw bonnet and toting a lavender handbag on her claw, loves doing community service. Crayony sketches show her fixing a street lamp (no ladder necessary) and letting kids slide down her back. 'Everybody loved Edwina... except Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie.' Reginald, a precocious boy with malicious tilted eyebrows, passionately delivers a report on ' 'Things That Are Extinct.' Specifically, dinosaurs.' His classmates, whose doodles of Edwina hang on the bulletin board, swiftly contradict him and run outside to have some of the dino's homemade cookies. Yet Reginald doesn't give up (and another book might present such stubbornness as admirable). His desperate efforts to be heard finally attract Edwina's maternal solicitude, and in a bombastic pantomime sequence, he presents her with 'the truth about dinosaurs.' Afterward, 'Reginald felt fantastic! No one had ever listened to him so well for so long,' and Edwina 'knew she was extinct.' Even better, disillusionment doesn't change Edwina. 'She just didn't care. And, by then... neither did Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie.' The fellow has finally found a friend. In the closing image, Edwina bakes cookies for her new pal. Like Willems's Leonardo the Terrible Monster, this is a tale about craving attention, but the reassuring tone and expert pacing will win over readers. More important, the book comments on polite debate and helps raise useful questions. Is there such a thing as too much knowledge? Can popular notions be challenged? Should we listen to others, even when we don't agree? For Edwina, ignorance is bliss, but awareness is good, too. Ages 4 – 7. (Sept.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"[G]reat fun to read aloud and discuss with youngsters." Children's Literature

Review:

"The added pleasure of finding Knuffle Bunny and Pigeon in the illustrations is an unexpected bonus." School Library Journal

Review:

"The just-right resolution is a tribute to the child's rock-solid faith in how the world should be, not how it really is." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Six-time Emmy Award-winning writer and animator Mo Willems' picture books include Leonardo, the Terrible Monster; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale; Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!; The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!; Time to Say "Please"!; and Time to Pee! He also wrote and illustrated You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When It Monsoons: The World on One Cartoon a Day, an illustrated travel memoir. The New York Times called him "The biggest new talent to emerge in children's books in the '00s." Mo lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York

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Adammets, November 15, 2007 (view all comments by Adammets)
What a joy it is to read this book. I just want to say Hoobie-Doobie all day long. Three cheers for Mo Willems!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786837489
Author:
Willems, Mo
Publisher:
Hyperion Books for Children
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Dinosaurs
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Juvenile fiction
Subject:
Animals - Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Animals - Dinosaurs
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9 x 12 in 16.32 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-07

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Matronly Edwina, a lichen-green T. Rex wearing a beribboned straw bonnet and toting a lavender handbag on her claw, loves doing community service. Crayony sketches show her fixing a street lamp (no ladder necessary) and letting kids slide down her back. 'Everybody loved Edwina... except Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie.' Reginald, a precocious boy with malicious tilted eyebrows, passionately delivers a report on ' 'Things That Are Extinct.' Specifically, dinosaurs.' His classmates, whose doodles of Edwina hang on the bulletin board, swiftly contradict him and run outside to have some of the dino's homemade cookies. Yet Reginald doesn't give up (and another book might present such stubbornness as admirable). His desperate efforts to be heard finally attract Edwina's maternal solicitude, and in a bombastic pantomime sequence, he presents her with 'the truth about dinosaurs.' Afterward, 'Reginald felt fantastic! No one had ever listened to him so well for so long,' and Edwina 'knew she was extinct.' Even better, disillusionment doesn't change Edwina. 'She just didn't care. And, by then... neither did Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie.' The fellow has finally found a friend. In the closing image, Edwina bakes cookies for her new pal. Like Willems's Leonardo the Terrible Monster, this is a tale about craving attention, but the reassuring tone and expert pacing will win over readers. More important, the book comments on polite debate and helps raise useful questions. Is there such a thing as too much knowledge? Can popular notions be challenged? Should we listen to others, even when we don't agree? For Edwina, ignorance is bliss, but awareness is good, too. Ages 4 – 7. (Sept.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[G]reat fun to read aloud and discuss with youngsters."
"Review" by , "The added pleasure of finding Knuffle Bunny and Pigeon in the illustrations is an unexpected bonus."
"Review" by , "The just-right resolution is a tribute to the child's rock-solid faith in how the world should be, not how it really is."
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