Katie and the Dinosaurs

Katie and the Dinosaurs

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by James Mayhew
     
 

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A visit to a museum turns into a prehistoric adventure for Katie when she steps back in time
 Entering a door at the Natural History Museum marked "No Admittance," Katie finds herself in the world of the dinosaurs. She helps a baby dinosaur find his family, rides on the back of a Brontosaurus, and has a picnic with a Triceratops. But

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A visit to a museum turns into a prehistoric adventure for Katie when she steps back in time
 Entering a door at the Natural History Museum marked "No Admittance," Katie finds herself in the world of the dinosaurs. She helps a baby dinosaur find his family, rides on the back of a Brontosaurus, and has a picnic with a Triceratops. But just what will she feed a very hungry Tyrannosaurus Rex?

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- Katie loves the natural history museum and wants to show everything to her grandmother. She is particularly enamored with the dinosaurs, which the woman dismisses as a bunch of old bones, leaving Katie to explore on her own. Being the type of child to whom the words ``Absolutely no admittance whatsoever'' mean nothing, Katie passes through a doorway into a marvelous prehistoric landscape crawling with appealing, multicolored dinosaurs. She befriends a baby Hadrosaurus, and the two gambol about, oblivious to the fact that they are being closely scrutinized by a lip-licking Tyrannosaurus rex camouflaged in the foliage. Fortunately, the contents of Katie's lunch box satisfy the omnivore, and she finds her way safely back to her grandmother. The squiggly, sepia-ink cartoons are brightened with vivid watercolor washes. The easily recognizable dino species sport a variety of shades not usually found in nature but they somehow suit the scenario. This humorous story is both fanciful and informative, concluding with a dinosaur glossary and a few facts about fossils. --Anna DeWind, Milwaukee Public Library
From the Publisher

"Children's books set in London are always popular and this is a particularly charming story of a girl having an adventure riding one of the Trafalgar Square lions."  —Times

"Mayhew's creatures are appealing anthropomorphized and set in a lush landscape, skillfully rendered in sepia line and glowing watercolors."  —Kirkus Reviews

"This humorous story is both fanciful and informative, concluding with a dinosaur glossary and a few facts about fossils."  —School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553081299
Publisher:
Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
05/01/1992
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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