Dinosaurs to the Rescue!: A Guide to Protecting Our Planet

Dinosaurs to the Rescue!: A Guide to Protecting Our Planet

by Laurene Krasny Brown, Marc Brown
     
 

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Text and illustrations of dinosaur characters introduce the earth's major environmental problems and suggest ways children can help.

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Text and illustrations of dinosaur characters introduce the earth's major environmental problems and suggest ways children can help.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Winsome dinosaurs illustrate such earth-friendly practices as basic recycling and saving energy. Ages 4-8 . (Apr.)
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
This first of Mr. Barton's top-of-the-list books for the youngest set is an introduction to nine archosaurs. Bet you can't read it without singing..."Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones...."1989, HarperCollins, Ages 2 to 7 $??. Reviewer: Beverly Kobrin
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4-- The Browns' sensible, cavorting dinosaurs are back again, this time regaling readers with some advice on how they can rescue our ailing Earth. In this latest foray into social issues, the authors present major environmental problems with such practical, easy, and entertaining solutions that children will be enthusiastic from the very beginning. The first page introduces Slobosaurus who is ``full of excuses for why he can't use less, use things again, and give something back to the earth.'' Succeeding pages show the boorish way he reacts by tossing his empty soda can on the ground, wasting water, using electricity unwisely or unnecessarily, etc. Plants, animals, and insects, too, are given a place in this environmental treatment. Each framed watercolor cartoon is bursting with activity showing the busy, happy creatures going about their daily routines with Slobosaurus sulking somewhere in the action. He is finally convinced by the hardworking dinosaur children that his help is indeed needed because . . . ``protecting our beautiful planet is a big job. Every one of us can help!'' This author/illustrator team knows precisely how to hit the mark for young readers, and their newest venture is no exception. --Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316110877
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
04/28/1992
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
1
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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