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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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)

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Penguin Young Readers Group
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Picture Puffin Books Series
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Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 7.06(h) x 0.06(d)
AD520L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

B.G. Hennessy is the author of Road Builders and The First Night (both Viking and Puffin). She lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

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.