Detective Dinosaur Lost and Found (I Can Read Book 2 Series)

Overview

"Help! Baby Penny is lost!"

This sounds like a job for Detective Dinosaur and Officer Pterodactyl! The prehistoric police pair from Detective Dinosaur is back on the beat with new cases to crack. But what will happen when Dective Dinosaur loses his way in the dark? Will he be found at a loss?

Comically clueless Detective Dinosaur and his loyal sidekick, Officer Pterodactyl, are back with three new cases to crack! Together they search for a lost...

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Overview

"Help! Baby Penny is lost!"

This sounds like a job for Detective Dinosaur and Officer Pterodactyl! The prehistoric police pair from Detective Dinosaur is back on the beat with new cases to crack. But what will happen when Dective Dinosaur loses his way in the dark? Will he be found at a loss?

Comically clueless Detective Dinosaur and his loyal sidekick, Officer Pterodactyl, are back with three new cases to crack! Together they search for a lost baby and find a home for a stray kitten. But when Detective Dinosaur loses his way in a dark park, will he himself be found at a loss? R. W. Alley’s inspired illustrations, full of humor and appealing details, bring James Skofield’s prehistoric keystone cops to life.

After Detective Dinosaur and Officer Pterodactyl find a missing baby wearing pink diapers and a home for Cadet Kitty, they lose and rediscover each other.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Ru Story-Huffman
This "I Can Read Book" features a couple of prehistoric police, Detective Dinosaur and Officer Pterodactyl. Both policemen are out to solve new cases that will tickle the funny bone of young readers. The three cases presented in this book encourage reading and problem solving. The large print is bold, with plenty of white spaces surrounding the words-a vital element in a beginning reader. The pictures do not detract from the text, aiding in the reading development of children. This book is intended for the more advanced beginning reader. A nice bonus is a pronunciation guide for the dinosaurs used in the stories. The use of dinosaurs as characters only adds to the enjoyment of reading independently.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2Skofield and Alley team up for the second book featuring the bungling Detective Dinosaur and clever Officer Pterodactyl. In "Lost," they search for a baby apatosaur who has left a trail of clues. In "Found," they find a moving paper bag. Further investigation reveals a lost kitten. In the final chapter, "Lost and Found," Detective Dinosaur himself is lost on a foggy night and found by his sidekick when he starts singing. Each chapter tells a satisfying story. The watercolor-and-ink illustrations add visual interest and, in the case about the lost baby, reveal her location to alert readers. The humor is right on target for beginning readers. Not meant for the scientific dino fan who may wonder at Granny Apatosaurus, who wears lipstick and sensible black shoes, and pushes a baby carriage, the book is sure to delight anyone who just likes dinosaurs.Sharon R. Pearce, San Antonio Public Library, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064442572
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Series: I Can Read Book 2 Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 284,897
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • 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.

Zoë 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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