Danny and the Dinosaur

by Syd Hoff

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | April 19, 1978 | Trade Paperback

Danny and the Dinosaur is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.

Danny loves dinosaurs.When he sees one at the museun and says, "It would be nice to play with a dinosaur," a voice answers, "And I think it would be nice to play with you."So begins Dannys and the dinosaur's wonderful adventure together!

But a dinosaur is no ordinary playmate.Even the most everyday activities become extraordinary, like finding a big-enough place to hide a dinosaur in a game of hide-and-seek, and keeping him from knocking over houses with his long tail.But Danny can teach a old dinosaur new tricks.It's the most fun this dinosaur has had in a hundred million years!

Originally published as An I Can Read Book over 40 years ago, this classic story is perfect for reading together.

Danny's out on the town with a real live dinosaur. And whether they're eating ice cream or playing hide-and-seek, these two are having one hundred million years of fun--all in one day.

Outstanding Children's Books of 1958 (NYT)

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 64 pages, 8.44 × 5.5 × 0.25 in

Published: April 19, 1978

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0064440028

ISBN - 13: 9780064440028

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Children's Book 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.
Date published: 2009-11-26

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Danny and the Dinosaur

by Syd Hoff

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 64 pages, 8.44 × 5.5 × 0.25 in

Published: April 19, 1978

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0064440028

ISBN - 13: 9780064440028

About the Book

Danny loves dinosaurs. When he sees one at the museum, he thinks aloud that it would be nice to play with one. When a dinosaur answers Danny, they have a wonderful adventure together.

From the Publisher

Danny loves dinosaurs.When he sees one at the museun and says, "It would be nice to play with a dinosaur," a voice answers, "And I think it would be nice to play with you."So begins Dannys and the dinosaur's wonderful adventure together!

But a dinosaur is no ordinary playmate.Even the most everyday activities become extraordinary, like finding a big-enough place to hide a dinosaur in a game of hide-and-seek, and keeping him from knocking over houses with his long tail.But Danny can teach a old dinosaur new tricks.It's the most fun this dinosaur has had in a hundred million years!

Originally published as An I Can Read Book over 40 years ago, this classic story is perfect for reading together.

Danny's out on the town with a real live dinosaur. And whether they're eating ice cream or playing hide-and-seek, these two are having one hundred million years of fun--all in one day.

Outstanding Children's Books of 1958 (NYT)

About the Author

Syd Hoff was born and raised in New York City. He studied at the National Academy of Design and sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker when he was eighteen. He eventually became one of the most original and beloved authors and illustrators of children's books. Mr. Hoff wrote more than fifty books for children, including the I Can Read titles Danny and the Dinosaur, Oliver, and Sammy the Seal.

From Our Editors

Danny spends an entire day with his newly-found friend--a dinosaur.

Editorial Reviews

"It is a great pleasure to see what miracles can be wrought with simple words, imagination, and understanding of children." (Language Arts)

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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