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Catch Me If You Can
     

Catch Me If You Can

by Bernard Most
 

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He has huge claws and enormous feet. He has a big tail and great big teeth. He's fierce, and everyone runs and hides from the biggest dinosaur of them all. But one little dinosaur doesn't hide -- she knows her gargantuan grandpa is the sweetest dinosaur of them all!

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He has huge claws and enormous feet. He has a big tail and great big teeth. He's fierce, and everyone runs and hides from the biggest dinosaur of them all. But one little dinosaur doesn't hide -- she knows her gargantuan grandpa is the sweetest dinosaur of them all!

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Children's Literature - Maggie Meacham
One dinosaur is the biggest of all, and the others run and hide from him except for one little dinosaur who dares the big one to catch her if he can. In the end, the big dinosaur turns out to be the little one's grandfather and he catches her and tickles her. Though the repetition and the surprise ending will appeal to early readers, this uninspired easy-reader brings nothing new to the genre. The cartoon-like drawings of the dinosaurs are as unremarkable as the text, offering little variation from page to page, in either color or content. Don't bother catching this one.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-These three easy-readers combine brightly colored illustrations with short simple stories. Readability is determined using the Reading Recovery model, and each book features a meet-the-author section. In Sometimes, an alligator engages in all sorts of activities, such as cooking, ice fishing, and playing the banjo. The text is repetitive: "Sometimes I am happy. Sometimes I am sad." The reptile has lots of expression, and even nonreaders could recite/read this story after hearing it once or twice. Catch Me features a T-rex that frightens all of the other dinosaurs, except for one, who turns out to be his loving grandchild. The illustrations, done in markers, reflect Most's typical flat style. Written in rhyming couplets, Shoe Town is the best of the bunch. After her children move out, a mother mouse just wants to relax in her shoe home. Various nursery-rhyme characters ask to move in, but she insists they get their own shoes. The cow jumping over the moon keeps a count of the population of "Shoe Town" as it grows. Stevens's illustrations are irresistible, and the tale works well as a read-aloud or read-alone.-Sharon R. Pearce, formerly at San Antonio Public Library, TX Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780799202
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Green Light Readers. All Levels
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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