If the Dinosaurs Came Back

Paperback | January 12, 2001

byBernard Most

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In this delightful book, a small boy imagines a world where dinosaurs perform public services. 'Bold lines accentuate imaginative, humorous ideas. A natural for student response: students formulate their own outcomes about what would happen if the dinosaurs returned. An overwhelming favorite in the early grades.' - The Reading Teacher

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A young boy who wishes for the return of dinosaurs imagines how useful they would be

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In this delightful book, a small boy imagines a world where dinosaurs perform public services. 'Bold lines accentuate imaginative, humorous ideas. A natural for student response: students formulate their own outcomes about what would happen if the dinosaurs returned. An overwhelming favorite in the early grades.' - The Reading Teacher

BERNARD MOST has written and illustrated many popular children's books, including The Cow That Went OINK, If the Dinosaurs Came Back, How Big Were the Dinosaurs?, Whatever Happened to the Dinosaurs?, and Where to Look for a Dinosaur. He lives in New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.16 × 7.98 × 0.12 inPublished:January 12, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152380213

ISBN - 13:9780152380212

Appropriate for ages: 4

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A young boy who wishes for the return of dinosaurs imagines how useful they would be

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Judging from revent juvenile book lists dinosaurs have come back, but here that's just the dream of a kid who imagines a line of newspaper-reading commuters being carried to work on a docile giant's back. . . or a crested one replacing a lawnmower. . . a tall one serving as a ladder. . . triceratops plowing fields with his horns. . . allosaurs chopping down trees with their teeth. . . and so on. There are many more instances of dinosaurs' imagined usefulness, and on the last page Most gives the names for the 23 different ones he has pictured. The whole idea proves less than fertile as we move from one example to another, none of them especially witty, but other dinosaur enthusiasts might be induced to join the game with job assignments of their own. And no doubt there are earnest upbringers among us who will approve the tameness and productivity of these domesticated beasts.