Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1)

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Betsy, a very large dinosaur, and Joe, her young human pal, look forward to playing in the snow together. But Betsy is so big! Her feet smash the steps of the lions' den and her sneeze blows the chimney off the bears' house. How this duo finds a way to play that suits both their sizes makes a very warming tale of friendship.

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Lillian Hoban's books for children have been working magic for nearly thirty years. Her illustrations ...

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Overview

Betsy, a very large dinosaur, and Joe, her young human pal, look forward to playing in the snow together. But Betsy is so big! Her feet smash the steps of the lions' den and her sneeze blows the chimney off the bears' house. How this duo finds a way to play that suits both their sizes makes a very warming tale of friendship.

Author Biography:

Lillian Hoban's books for children have been working magic for nearly thirty years. Her illustrations can help change an unfamiliar setting-like a museum filled with dinosaurs and whales-into a wondrous adventure, and her words and pictures together can transform chimpanzees and badgers into very real companions for the youngest reader.

Ms. Hoban was born and raised in Philadelphia. Among the first books she illustrated were the ever-popular "Frances" books, and several years later she wrote and illustrated Arthur's Christmas Cookies, thereby ushering in her beloved 'Arthur" series.

In 1967 Ms. Hoban was asked to illustrate Will I Have a Friend? by Miriam Cohen. It was the beginning of an enormously popular collaboration that produced more that a dozen books about Jim, Paul, Danny, Anna Maria, and the rest of the first-grade classcharacters as familiar to children as their own classmates.

Perhaps the key to the unfailing popularity of Ms. Hoban's stories and illustrations is that she's long been a keen observer of children, having had firsthand experience raising four of her own.

Lillian Hoban lives in Connecticut.

Although Joe's pet dinosaur Betsy is too big for some activities, a formidable task allows her to demonstrate that sometimes bigger is better.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Joe and his pet dinosaur head out to have some fun in the snow. But Betsy's size works against her. She breaks through the ice, breaks down the door at the lion's den, and sneezes and collapses the Bear's den. Sadly they return to their own cold cave where Betsy, using her size and strength to advantage, creates firewood and they have a spot of tea before their cozy fire. An "I Can Read Book". 1996 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606094931
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/1996
  • Series: I Can Read Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Lillian Hoban was the author and illustrator of many favorite I Can Read books, including Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur, Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving, and a series about Arthur the Chimpanzee. She also illustrated many picture books, including the classic stories about Frances.

Lillian Hoban was the author and illustrator of many favorite I Can Read books, including Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur, Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving, and a series about Arthur the Chimpanzee. She also illustrated many picture books, including the classic stories about Frances.

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