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Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
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  BRCSBooks | Sep 17, 2014 |
I enjoyed these books when I was a child and the kids I read them to enjoyed them all over again! They are great books for beginner readers.
  EmilySansovich | Apr 27, 2014 |
While at the museum, Danny wishes he could play with the dinosaur. The dinosaur hears his request, comes to life, and the two have lots of adventure and fun in the city for a day. I like this book because of its emphasis on imagination, which is great for children to possess. This book would be suitable for a K-2 classroom to differentiate between fantasy and real life, but also to show students that imagination is a gateway between the two worlds.
  DanielleJorgenson | Dec 11, 2013 |
This story, by Syd Hoff, was not a favorite of mine among all of the childrens literature that I have read so far. It is an "I Can Read" book, which should be used for children who are still learning sight words and practicing their fluency. The story has a simple plot, a boy who find a dinosaur that comes to life in a museum and spends the day playing with the boy. The illustrations are very simple paintings, that will allow students to focus more so on what they are reading than what is in the pictures. This story should not be used a whole-class read aloud or part of a whole-class lesson. ( )
  DannieN | Nov 21, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064440028, Paperback)

Danny loves dinosaurs. When he sees one at the museun and says, "It would be nice to play with a dinosaur," a voice answers, "And I think it would be nice to play with you." So begins Dannys and the dinosaur's wonderful adventure together!

But a dinosaur is no ordinary playmate. Even the most everyday activities become extraordinary, like finding a big-enough place to hide a dinosaur in a game of hide-and-seek, and keeping him from knocking over houses with his long tail. But Danny can teach a old dinosaur new tricks. It's the most fun this dinosaur has had in a hundred million years!

Originally published as An I Can Read Book over 40 years ago, this classic story is perfect for reading together.

Danny's out on the town with a real live dinosaur. And whether they're eating ice cream or playing hide-and-seek, these two are having one hundred million years of fun--all in one day.

Outstanding Children's Books of 1958 (NYT)

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A little boy is surprised and pleased when one of the dinosaurs from the museum agrees to play with him.

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