Danny and the Dinosaur 50th Anniversary Edition

Paperback | January 22, 2008

bySyd HoffIllustratorSyd Hoff

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Danny loves dinosaurs! When he sees one at the museum 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 Danny and the Dinosaur's wonderful adventures together. For Danny and his prehistoric 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. Kids will delight in Syd Hoff's charming, comical illustrations as they read about how Danny teaches a very old dinosaur some new tricks.

Originally published over 50 years ago, this beloved classic is a Level 1 I Can Read that is perfect for the beginning reader learning to sound out words and sentences.

Supports the Common Core Learning Standards

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

From the Publisher

Danny loves dinosaurs! When he sees one at the museum 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 Danny and the Dinosaur's wonderful adventures together. For Danny and his prehistoric playmate, even the most everyday activities become extraordinary, like finding a big-enough place to hide a dinosaur in a game of ...

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Danny's on the town with a real live dinosaur. From the ballpark to the zoo, these two are having one hundred million years of fun—all in one day!

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 booksSammy 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 theNew Yorkerafter he sold his first cartoon to that magazine at th...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.19 inPublished:January 22, 2008Publisher:HarperCollins

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