Boo's Dinosaur

Boo's Dinosaur


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An early chapter book from Newbery Medal winner Betsy Byars

When Boo brings home a dinosaur that only she can see, her brother Sammy, doesn't want to encourage her antics. Boo and her dinosaur are inseparable until Boo says good-bye to the dino quite suddenly.

When Sammy sees how sad his sister is, he understands Boo's need for her dinosaur more than he wants to admit. So much so that he almost believes it . . . almost.

Betsy Byars has written many chapter books, including Little Horse and Little Horse on His Own. Her language, perfectly tailored to beginning readers, combines with Erik Brooks's charming illustrations to make a delightful book for children who are just starting to read.

Boo's Dinosaur is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805088458
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 09/19/2006
Series: Boo's Dinosaur Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 600,642
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 480L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 9 Years

About the Author

Betsy Byars, a Newbery Medal winner for The Summer of the Swans, is the author of many revered and popular books for children. She and her husband live in South Carolina.

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Boo's Dinosaur

By Betsy Byars, Erik Brooks

Henry Holt and Company

Copyright © 2006 Betsy Byars
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-250-10532-5


Boo Plays Dinosaurs

"Let's play dinosaurs," Boo said to her brother. "You can be this dinosaur. I will be this one."

Sammy said, "Don't bother me. I am reading a book."

Boo said, "My dinosaur is eating leaves. What is your dinosaur doing?"

Sammy said, "Don't bother me. I am reading a book."

"My dinosaur is swimming," Boo said. "What is your dinosaur doing?"

Sammy said, "Don't bother me. I am reading a book."

"Play! Come on! Let's play! Please, please, please, please, please."

"Oh, all right," Sammy said. "My dinosaur is playing ball."

Boo said, "That is not fair. Dinosaurs don't play ball."

"Oh, all right," Sammy said. "My dinosaur is listening to a story."

"Dinosaurs do not —" Boo began, then she stopped. She asked, "Can my dinosaur listen, too?"

"Yes," Sammy said.

Sammy read the story.

Boo said, "I wish I had a real dinosaur." She got up. "I'm going out and find one."

Sammy said, "Find me one, too."

"I'll try," said Boo.


Boo's Dinosaur

Boo came back in a hurry.

"Mom, an animal followed me home. Can I keep it?" she asked. "Please, please, please, please, please!"

Mom asked, "Is it a dog?"

Boo said, "No."

Mom asked, "Is it a cat?"

Boo said, "No."


Excerpted from Boo's Dinosaur by Betsy Byars, Erik Brooks. Copyright © 2006 Betsy Byars. Excerpted by permission of Henry Holt and Company.
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Table of Contents


Title Page,
Copyright Notice,
1. Boo Plays Dinosaurs,
2. Boo's Dinosaur,
3. Boo's Book,
4. Boo Jumps on the Bed,
5. Boo High up a Tree,
6. Boo and the Magic Cape,
About the Authors,
Chapter Books From Henry Holt and Company,

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fabulous. My 3.5 year-old cannot get enough of it! About to buy the sequel.