Detective Dinosaur (I Can Read Book 2 Series)

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Overview

All in a day's work!

First, Detective Dinosaur solves the mystery of the missing hat. Then he cracks the case of the squeaky shoe. Then he goes on night patrol, and spots a scary shadow in a dark alley. Can it be a monster? Help Detective Dinosaur follow the clues and find out!

Detective Dinosaur and Officer Pterodactyl are challenged to solve three cases when a hat is missing, a shoe squeaks, ...

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Overview

All in a day's work!

First, Detective Dinosaur solves the mystery of the missing hat. Then he cracks the case of the squeaky shoe. Then he goes on night patrol, and spots a scary shadow in a dark alley. Can it be a monster? Help Detective Dinosaur follow the clues and find out!

Detective Dinosaur and Officer Pterodactyl are challenged to solve three cases when a hat is missing, a shoe squeaks, and a loud clanging comes from a dark alley at night.

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Editorial Reviews

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K-Gr 2An appealing, if somewhat bungling, detective is introduced in this easy reader. Three short chapters each present a separate case. In "The Case of the Missing Hat," Detective Dinosaur's derby is on his head the whole time, although cleverly hidden from sight in each picture. In "Night Patrol," the detective is frightened by a noise. "Perhaps it is a monster!... Perhaps we should call the Police!" "We are the Police, sir!," Officer Pterodatyl reminds him. The jokes are not particularly original, but they are likely to sound fresh to young readers. Alley's watercolor-and-ink cartoons include plenty of visual interest and some sideline humor. The vocabularyDetective Dinosaur, Officer Pterodactyl, and Deputy Diplodocusmay seem at odds with the intended audience, but most primary graders know their dinosaur names (at least to hear them) as well as they know their ABCs. An entertaining addition.Sharon R. Pearce, San Antonio Public Library, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064442350
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Series: I Can Read Book 2 Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 115,305
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 330L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

James Skofield has written several picture books as well as the I Can Read Books Detective Dinosaur and Detective Dinosaur Lost and Found. He lives in Walpole, NH.

R. W. Alley has illustrated a number of books featuring Paddington Bear, including Paddington Bear All Day and Paddington Bear Goes to Market. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and their two children.

Zoƫ B. Alley is the author of There's a Wolf at the Door and There's a Princess in the Palace, both illustrated by her husband, R. W. Alley.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    I was very pleasantly surprised!

    It was a fun, simple but humorous book that entertained my kindergartener and me. Highly recommended!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

    good funny stories

    My son is 3 and he likes this book.
    I use a silly voice for the detective and normal voice for his friend

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

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    Cute

    Makes for nice reading for the children.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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