Prehistoric Pinkerton

Prehistoric Pinkerton

by Steven Kellogg
     
 

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Pinkerton is teething and nothing made of wood or bone is safe! So his young owner doesn't dare leave him home alone when she goes on a school trip to the dinosaur museum. Her class is wearing dinosaur costumes for the occasion, so she disguises Pinkerton as a stegosaurus. But will Pinkerton be able to resist trying out his puppy teeth on a mouthwatering diplodocus

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Overview

Pinkerton is teething and nothing made of wood or bone is safe! So his young owner doesn't dare leave him home alone when she goes on a school trip to the dinosaur museum. Her class is wearing dinosaur costumes for the occasion, so she disguises Pinkerton as a stegosaurus. But will Pinkerton be able to resist trying out his puppy teeth on a mouthwatering diplodocus skeleton?

"Crowded with funny, off-the-wall details. This book will be a big hit with preschool and primary readers." (School Library Journal, starred review)

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Intrigued by dinosaurs, the playful pooch dons a stegosaurus costume and wreaks havoc at the museum; according to PW , ``Dinosaur lovers and fans of this funny galumphing and mischievous Great Dane will not be disappointed.'' Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3 Oh, joy! Here is Kellogg's fourth picture book about the obstreperous but well-meaning Great Dane puppy, Pinkerton. This time, Pinkerton is teething, and it seems as if no object in the house, from pencils to piano legs, is safe from his persistent gnawing. In an effort to save the homestead, his young mistress takes him along on her class visit to the natural history museum. There things go from bad to gloriously worse as Pinkerton starts chewing away on the dinosaur skeleton display. This is possibly the most chaotic and funniest class visit since Trina Hakes Noble's The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash (Dial, 1980), also illustrated by Kellogg. The text here is fairly simple and serves as the straight man for the outlandish humor of the full-color wash-and-ink illustrations. Each panel is crowded with funny, off-the-wall details. All this plus the current dinosauromania should ensure that this book will be as big a hit with preschool and primary readers as are the other books in the series. Kay McPherson, Central Atlanta-Fulton Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142300084
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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