Danny and the Dinosaur (I Can Read! Level 1 Series)

Danny and the Dinosaur (I Can Read! Level 1 Series)

by Syd Hoff

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064440028
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/22/2008
Series: I Can Read Book 1 Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 671
Product dimensions: 8.82(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 200L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 6 Years

About the Author

Syd Hoff has given much pleasure to children everywhere as the author and illustrator of numerous children’s books, including the favorite I Can Read books Sammy the Seal, The Horse in Harry’s Room, and the Danny and the Dinosaur books. Born and raised in New York City, he studied at the National Academy of Design. His cartoons were a regular feature in the New Yorker after he sold his first cartoon to that magazine at the age of eighteen. His work also appeared in many other magazines, including Esquire and the Saturday Evening Post, and in a nationally syndicated daily feature.


Syd Hoff has given much pleasure to children everywhere as the author and illustrator of numerous children’s books, including the favorite I Can Read books Sammy the Seal, The Horse in Harry’s Room, and the Danny and the Dinosaur books. Born and raised in New York City, he studied at the National Academy of Design. His cartoons were a regular feature in the New Yorker after he sold his first cartoon to that magazine at the age of eighteen. His work also appeared in many other magazines, including Esquire and the Saturday Evening Post, and in a nationally syndicated daily feature.

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Danny and the Dinosaur 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
Danny is 55 years old and doesn't look a day over eight. Ah, the immortality of a good book. This book is rather long to read to toddlers, as in it has a lot of pages. But my toddler stayed still for the whole book. Probably because there are only a couple of lines on each page and wonderful, colorful, large illustrations above the words. There is a courtesy in older books that is missing from most newer books. At least, I miss it. I imagine in another 55 years, young children will still read about Danny and the dinosaur. And they will still find them charming.
Waja4us More than 1 year ago
This book was a little advanced for beginner readers, but once the words are learned and read about twice, then its a nice beginner book. My son loves this one too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful one for young children. It encourages them to use their imagination and enjoy the story. The vocabulary is a little complicated for beginning readers. I imagine this would be most popular with boys.Very cute book, I would recommend it to anyone  with young children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for beginning readers who love dinosaurs! This would be a great read aloud for you to read to your child and then they can read it back to you1
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got this for my 2 yr old son. He absolutely loves it! Great story. He's already memorizing the words!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My nephew loves this and reads it daily. What more could a long distance aunt hope for?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost all little boys love dinosaurs. I gave this to my nephew who is 3 for Christmas. He loved the illustrations so did his mom because she read it when she was little.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good book for 3 years old or older, especially boys. I am a daycare provider and read it to my children and they love the antics of Danny and the Dinosaur. Dinosaur's are so enticing on their own but pair it with a boy out on the town and you have a big hit in my daycare. We will be reading it for years to come.
mberg22 More than 1 year ago
Cute book, but a little long if you are planning to read it to a toddler.
pippistrelle More than 1 year ago
The "I Can Read" series which includes this level one book is great. My 4 year old loves reading them over and over. This one is really cute. Who doesn't wish they had a pet Dinosaur!
ACP More than 1 year ago
I read Danny and the Dinosaur to my sister when I was 14 and she was 2. Now I am reading it to my 2 year old. She loves the pictures and the story. Even though she can not speak clearly yet, she can "read" this story to us and tell us what happened. I would recommend to all children as a first book.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing 7 hours ago
Danny visits the museum and when he gets to the dinosaur display a real dinosaur pops out and asks Danny to play with him. So off they go through the town having lots of fun ending up playing hide 'n' seek with the neighbourhood children but as sunset comes along everyone must go home including the dinosaur who must get back to the museum. This is one of the original "I Can Read" books that has stood the test of time. What little boy doesn't go through the dinosaur stage? This silly story is a load of fun and can be enjoyed by any age. Syd Hoff was one of the great children's author/illustrators and his works will never go out of print. Some of the PC persuasion may find the display of the "Indian" and "Eskimo" offensive, but the rest of us will enjoy a good old-fashioned timeless classic. One word of note though, buy yourself an old secondhand copy if possible. The new reprints have been recolourized with dark full-colour illustrations rather than the light pencil crayon effect of the originals.
SavanahDayhoff on LibraryThing 4 days ago
Syd Hoff¿s Danny and The Dinosaur is a book all about adventure and friendship. After a morning at the museum, Danny and his new found friend, the dinosaur, spend a fun-filled afternoon together. They play together, help others, and play with Danny¿s friends. At the end of the day, the dinosaur has to return to the museum, and Danny goes home remembering his wonderful day. This book is such a great beginning reader. The sentences are short and the illustrations are fun. I most like that the reader¿s imagination can run wild with Danny and his dinosaur as they go through the town. I think it would be so much fun to read this to a class and then have the kids each write and illustrate their own version.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Danny takes one of the dinosaurs from the museum out and they have a lot of fun exploring and enjoying themselves. The dinosaur is helpful and fun to be with, but at the end of the day he has to go home.
FourYearOldsBigSister 4 months ago
Do you know a child who loves dinosaurs? Maybe they're not that into books yet? Well, this book will change that. This is the first book I had bought for my brother (he's four) and I was worried that he wouldn't enjoy it because he had other books that other people had bought him, and seemed happy with just those ones. But, much to my relief, he loved it! It is a little bit on the longer side for those with shorter attention spans, but not so long that they lose interest (at least, my brother didn't).
Carstairs38 8 months ago
The book features Danny, a young boy whose day in the museum gets much better when he meets a real Dinosaur. The two spend the day together, heading downtown, to the zoo, and finally spending some time playing with Danny’s neighborhood friends. I remember enjoying this book as a kid, and it holds up well today. While there is really nothing in the way of plot, the pictures and words, sometimes more captions to the pictures than anything else, tell of a delightful day together for these two new friends. The pictures are a bit dated since the book came out in the 1950’s, but I doubt kids notice or care. Instead, they’ll be caught up in the fun of spending a day with a dinosaur, smiling and laughing at some of the situations along the way.
TheSue More than 1 year ago
Very disappointed that I puchased this and could not read it on my Nook App. Why offer it as a Nook Book then and not include this important piece of information?
dlc12 More than 1 year ago
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JoanzJF More than 1 year ago
My eight year old grandson loved it and he could read it to me as well.
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