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Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
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Danny And The Dinosaur is a series of fun adventures between friends. The series includes stories meant for early readers. This story is the first in its series and sets the scene for how Danny met his lifelong friend, the Dinosaur. Danny goes to the museum and meets a talking dinosaur. Danny shows the dinosaur around his town and introduces him to people, as well as, new activities. It is comical because of all the things the dinosaur does wrong, but he does a lot of nice things as well. He is very helpful and considerate of others, which can be a good lesson for kids to learn. The moral of the story is that one can form friendships in mysterious places. Class discussions could revolve around making friends, not judging a book by its cover, and being polite/kind to everyone. A teacher could use this in their classroom to teach students on what makes a good person. Good people are kind, polite, helpful, and fun. The pictures in this book are fun, full of color, and vibrant. Its important for beginning readers to read books with eye-popping pictures to grab their attention and get them interested in the story. ( )
  aschuler | Sep 23, 2015 |
Danny the Dinosaur is a fun book for children to read because it shows the relationship between a boy named Danny and a dinosaur that he helps guide around in the human world. Danny lead the dinosaur through town and introduced him to his friends. They all played together as they accepted the dinosaur and accommodated him into their games. For example, when they were playing hide and go seek, all the children were able to find the dinosaur because he was obviously bigger than the objects that he was hiding behind. The dinosaur was upset that he always lost the game so to make him happy, the children pretended to not see him so he would win the game. This teaches children a valuable lesson to sacrifice some things to make other people happy whether it be a silly game or an object of worth. This book is also an easy read with a clear language that children can use for independent reading or practicing reading aloud.
  brittanyyelle | Sep 15, 2015 |
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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 |
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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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