Dinosaur Hunt (Max Spaniel Series #1)

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David Catrow's hilarious reader series -- new in paperback!

Max Spaniel, a daffy hound dog, decides to go on a dinosaur dig in the back yard. But what Max thinks are dinosaur parts is just a lot of junk -- or is it? As Max pieces together his "fossils," readers will see random objects transform into a living dino!

This ingenious story by David Catrow offers visual humor that will keep new readers laughing!

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Overview


David Catrow's hilarious reader series -- new in paperback!

Max Spaniel, a daffy hound dog, decides to go on a dinosaur dig in the back yard. But what Max thinks are dinosaur parts is just a lot of junk -- or is it? As Max pieces together his "fossils," readers will see random objects transform into a living dino!

This ingenious story by David Catrow offers visual humor that will keep new readers laughing!

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Editorial Reviews

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“Pre-readers will enjoy the story and its comical illustrations.”–Booklist

“Catrow specializes in illustrations that go gleefully overboard.”–Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Children's Literature - Paula Rohrlick
Despite his floppy spaniel ears, Max insists he is not a dog; he is a hunter, on the trail of dinosaurs. After searching through his delightfully cluttered house (note, for instance, the fully dressed hot dog perched on the toy train engine) for just the right equipment to take along, Max heads outside to his yard to find material to construct his dinosaur. "I spy an eye," he says, holding up a bottle cap, and he uses other found objects—a rake, a football, a tricycle and more—to assemble a towering, gangly creature that satisfyingly strikes fear into the heart of the previously scoffing cat. This first book in a projected series about Max is also the first book that Catrow, a children's book illustrator, has both written and illustrated, and it is a real treat. His colorful, exuberant illustrations (a bit reminiscent of Stephen Kellogg's work) are filled with clever details and humor, and the words add to the fun: "Here are two lips," Max puns, holding a tulip in his mouth. The creativity and lively spirit of both Catrow and Max's creations will be greatly appreciated by beginning readers. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545057516
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Series: Scholastic Reader Series: Level 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 385,159
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 70L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.08 (d)

Meet the Author


David Catrow is the award-winning illustrator of numerous books for children, including the Max Spaniel series, MONSTER MASH, and TAKE ME OUT OF THE BATHTUB AND OTHER SILLY DILLY SONGS. He lives in Springfield, Ohio, with his wife, Debbie, and their dogs.
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