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The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard
     

The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard

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by B.G. Hennessy, Susan Davis
 

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"A young boy's wishful thinking becomes a smooth piece of nonfiction, charmingly packed with facts."--Publishers Weekly

"An appealing combination of fantasy and reality".--Kirkus Reviews

A young boy imagines what it was like long ago when dinosaurs lived in his own backyard. The story combines the little boy's charming imagination with

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"A young boy's wishful thinking becomes a smooth piece of nonfiction, charmingly packed with facts."--Publishers Weekly

"An appealing combination of fantasy and reality".--Kirkus Reviews

A young boy imagines what it was like long ago when dinosaurs lived in his own backyard. The story combines the little boy's charming imagination with early concepts of science and history to create a wonderful tale. The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard is a great pick for classroom story time.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
About midway into this story, what has appeared to be a young boy's wishful thinking becomes a smooth piece of nonfiction, charmingly packed with facts by Hennessy. The narrator tells how the dinosaur hatched, how large it grew and how much it weighed, in scenes that are part of his backyard. But soon the backgrounds change, and the dinosaur becomes part of the past, playing with the other species now extinct, on land that only millions of years later would become this child's neighborhood. Davis, illustrator of When Daddy Comes Home and Waiting for Mom, adds an appealing number of odd perspectives in what is becoming her characteristic souped-up pastels: a dinosaur foot next to a sandbox; a dinosaur jumping into the air, much larger than the house behind it; the boy and his sister, with a bushel- and wagonfull of lima beans, hoping for the dinosaur's return. Ages 3-8. (March)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140507362
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/28/1990
Series:
Picture Puffin Books Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
190,452
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 8.83(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
AD520L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

B. G. Hennessy has authored over 35 children's books including the entire series of CORDUROY lift-the-flap books. With nearly four million books in print in ten languages, her writing awards and honors include two Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Awards an IRA/Children's Choice Award Book and a Best Book of the Year by the Bank Street College of Education. She recently authored A CHRISTMAS WISH FOR CORDUROY, a companion to Don Freeman's beloved Corduroy bear series. 

More information on her books can be found at www.bghennessy.com. Ms. Hennessy lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona with her family.

Susan Davis has worked in public radio for more than a decade and is currently a senior producer at North Carolina Public Radio/WUNC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my daughter at least a 1000 times! I started reading it when she was 3 years old and it was her favorite book. She is now 30 years old and I have 2 beautiful granddaughters and recently order it to read to them. My daughter is soooooooo excited that I found the book. Can't wait to read it to them!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good book to get kids to begin to dream about all those great things that fascinate them.