Dinosaur Beach

Liza Donnelly, Author Scholastic $12.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-590-42175-1
In her third book featuring those gigantic creatures from prehistory, pe rennially popular prehistoric beasts, Donnelly takes readers to a spot rarely associated with dinosaurs. One hot summer day, a little boy (who happens to be a dinosaur enthusiast) and his dog Bones head for the seaside to cool off. There, an elasmosaurus appears and whisks the two of them away for a tour of Dinosaur Beach, a happy spot where they see such strange and wonderful sights as diplodocuses and mosasauruses sunning themselves (complete with sunglasses and beach umbrellas) and a team of tylosauruses playing volleyball against a team of coelophyses--all of them enjoying music from a boom box resting on the back of an archelon. Donnelly's ingenuous, cartoon-like characters are at home among the breezy backgrounds, full of pleasing, soft colors. A nifty glossary at the back of the book gives additional information on each dinosaur pictured, making this a must for dinosaur fanatics. Ages 6-9. (May)
Reviewed on: 04/30/1989
Release date: 05/01/1989
Paperback - 978-0-590-42176-8
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