Katie and the Dinosaurs

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Overview

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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Overview

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?

Katie's visit to the natural history museum turns into an adventure when she steps through a door and finds herself in a land of real live dinosaurs, one of whom is lost and needs her help to find his way home.

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Editorial Reviews

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

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408331910
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2015
  • Series: Katie Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,145,979
  • Age range: 5 years
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

James Mayhew is a children's author and illustrator whose books include Can You See a Little Bear, Katie and the Sunflowers, Katie Meets the Impressionists, The Knight Who Took All Day, and Who Wants a Dragon? In 1994 he received the New York Times Award for one of the 10 best illustrated books of the year for The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2010

    Great Reading

    we used it before visiting the national history museum and the kids had their eyes wide open.

    wonderfully written with richness of vocabulary

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