Daniel's Dinosaurs

Mary Carmine, Author, Martin Baynton, Illustrator
Mary Carmine, Author, Martin Baynton, Illustrator Scholastic $12.95 (27p) ISBN 978-0-590-44638-9
Reviewed on: 02/04/1991
Release date: 02/01/1991
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-590-44639-6
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In this appealing flight of fancy, New Zealanders Carmine and Baynton present a cartoony celebration of a boy obsessed by dinosaurs. Daniel reads, draws, writes, imagines and finally sees dinosaurs everywhere--playing badminton next door, checking groceries at the supermarket, frolicking in the classroom. His impatient mother, trying to distract the boy, suggests a trip to the aquarium. The two spend a long time looking at tide pools, stingrays and octopuses, but when they come to the sharks, they ``stayed for a very long time indeed.'' The result? Mother succeeds in weaning Daniel from dinosaurs, but a new creature has captured his fancy. This amusing though somewhat slight tale is sure to connect with similarly inclined children. Ages 2-7. (Feb.)
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