Danny and the Dinosaur Go to Camp (I Can Read! Level 1 Series)

Danny and the Dinosaur Go to Camp (I Can Read! Level 1 Series)

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by Syd Hoff
     
 

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In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers—they could read the story comfortably and not feel overwhelmed by the text. Following suit came such

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In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers—they could read the story comfortably and not feel overwhelmed by the text. Following suit came such classics as Peggy Parish's Amelia Bedelia series, Lillian Hoban's books about Arthur the monkey, and Syd Hoff's popular Danny and the Dinosaur. Many books in this series are special in the depth of emotion evoked - Little Bear, the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel, and Daniel's Duck by Clyde Bulla, to name a few - and all are enjoyed by children of all ages. Preschool - Grade 1.

Editorial Reviews

Language Arts
It is a great pleasure to see what miracles can be wrought with simple words, imagination, and understanding of children.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
First published in 1958, Danny and the Dinosaur has become a classic. The uncomplicated drawings look like they were colored with crayon, and look like something a child would create. The text describes Danny's daylong adventure with a dinosaur in easy to read text with audio tape. Part of the "I Can Read" series.
Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati
This selection is part of the "I Can Read" series. It tells a mildly amusing story of a dinosaur who accompanies his friend Danny to camp. The dinosaur does predictable things and the campers respond in predictable ways. Children may be interested in several readings, but it is unlikely that this story will sustain their long-term interest. The book is not up to the level of other in this series.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2Hoff's classic characters are back. This time, Danny and his friend the dinosaur go to summer camp together. They enjoy typical activities such as races, letter writing, water sports, and marshmallow roasting, and then go to sleep. Character development is limited to demonstrating that the dinosaur has a huge appetite. The full-color cartoon illustrations complement the text and show both African American and white children, but lack continuity. On one page, the dino is large enough to carry all the campers on its back; on another, it is small enough to eat at the table and hold a fork. Children may overlook details like this, but they will definitely miss the novelty and charm of the original Danny and the Dinosaur (HarperCollins, 1958). Not a necessary purchase unless you have a large early-reader collection or many fans of Syd Hoff's work.Sharon R. Pearce, San Antonio Public Library, TX
Ilene Cooper
Danny and his pal the dinosaur have been helping kids learn to read since the first book about them came out in 1958. In the latest series entry, Danny and the dino are off to camp, where the dinosaur fits in, albeit not without problems. He wins races too easily and hogs the ketchup; but when the campers get tired after a hike, it's nice to have a dinosaur's back to climb upon. The vocabulary and concepts as well as the full-color artwork are simple, but child pleasing. Another good start on the road to reading.
Kirkus Reviews
Danny and his dinosaur (who, although he has been Danny's friend since 1958, has never been given a name) are off again, this time to summer camp, and everyone has a wonderful time, including readers. Danny's dinosaur makes everything more fun—racing (he needs to take only one step to win), rowing (he's the boat), hiking (he can offer all the tired hikers a ride home), eating a lot of toasted marshmallows (guess who eats the most?), or sleeping under the stars (no cot is big enough for a dinosaur). Hoff's simple prose and cartoon illustrations make a delightful book for beginning readers, with enough difficult words—ketchup and pizza—to keep the story interesting, and enough clues in the illustrations to ensure new readers success. Every collection will have room for this welcome addition to the popular series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606133135
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Series:
I Can Read Book 1 Series
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Syd Hoff was a much-loved and much-read author and illustrator of numerous books for children, most notably the Danny and the Dinosaur titles and Sammy the Seal. Born and raised in New York City, he studied at the National Academy of Design and sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker when he was eighteen. His cartoons became regular features in many magazines and newspapers. Sid Hoff was born in 1912 and died in 2004, at ninety-one. His books continue to delight readers worldwide.

Syd Hoff was a much-loved and much-read author and illustrator of numerous books for children, most notably the Danny and the Dinosaur titles and Sammy the Seal. Born and raised in New York City, he studied at the National Academy of Design and sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker when he was eighteen. His cartoons became regular features in many magazines and newspapers. Sid Hoff was born in 1912 and died in 2004, at ninety-one. His books continue to delight readers worldwide.

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Danny and the Dinosaur Go to Camp 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great story. so much fun to read it with the tape.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son is learning to read and enjoys this book very much.
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