cover image What Happened to Patrick's Dinosaurs?

What Happened to Patrick's Dinosaurs?

Carol Carrick. Clarion Books, $16 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-89919-406-6

Patrick, young dinosaur aficionado, returns in this follow-up to Patrick's Dinosaurs. When the boy asks why the dinosaurs disappeared, his older brother Hank offers scientific explanations. Patrick has his own theory: the dinosaurs took care of the humans and built them a 20th century world, but then got tired of doing all the work, so they built a spaceship and flew into space, where they remain today. Hank points out that humans and dinosaurs never coexisted and adds, skeptically, that dinosaurs couldn't have built spaceships. But Patrick the dreamer knows they're still out there, looking down every so often to check on us. Donald Carrick's bold, full-color paintings are a perfect complement to the imaginative text. The orange-hued pages reflect the limitless capacity of a young child's mind. (58)