A Dinosaur Named After Me

Bernard Most, Author, Diane D'Andrade, Editor Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P $12.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-15-223494-2
There is no dearth of dinosaur books, and for good reason: children love to read about these long-gone creatures. Most has made many satisfying contributions to this topic ( Dinosaur Cousins ; Whatever Happened to the Dinosaurs? ; If the Dinosaurs Came Back ), but his newest book has an especially refreshing twist. Each page features a child introducing a dino--25 in all--and describing its behavioral and physical characteristics. The child tells about him-/herself, too, with an argument for renaming the dinosaur after him/her. For example: ``My favorite dinosaur is Tyrannosaurus Rex, the biggest, meanest, fiercest, most powerful meat eater ever found . . . when I have a bad day or lose my temper, my dad calls me RYAN-osaurus Rex!'' Solid scientific information shares space with fictional youngsters in an ingenious way. Ages 4-8. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 03/04/1991
Release date: 03/01/1991
Paperback - 40 pages - 978-0-15-223493-5
Prebound-Sewn - 32 pages - 978-0-606-07435-3
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