If You Happen To Have A Dinosaur by Linda BaileyIf You Happen To Have A Dinosaur by Linda Bailey

If You Happen To Have A Dinosaur

byLinda BaileyIllustratorColin Jack

Hardcover | May 13, 2014

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If you happen to have a dinosaur, lying around your living room, and you don't know what to do with it ... why don't you use it as a can opener? It will make a terrific nutcracker too! There are oodles of uses for a dinosaur -- from a fine umbrella to an excellent kite and a dandy pillow, not to mention a reliable burglar alarm and the perfect excuse to forget your homework. This delightfully absurd exploration of the domestic uses of dinosaurs -- and the things dinos just aren't good for at all -- is guaranteed to tickle funny bones and spark imaginations. If you read carefully, you'll learn how to make your dinosaur last a very long time.
Award-winning author LINDA BAILEY has written more than twenty books for children in a number of different genres, including the best-selling Stanley-the-dog series, The Farm Team, the Stevie Diamond Mysteries, the Good Times Travel Agency series, and most recently, Toads on Toast, also illustrated by Colin Jack. Known for her wonderfu...
Title:If You Happen To Have A DinosaurFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:40 pages, 10.88 × 10.81 × 0.44 inShipping dimensions:10.88 × 10.81 × 0.44 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770495681

ISBN - 13:9781770495685


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A family favourite! We had the board book version of this, and recently upgraded to the hardcover. We love it - the illustrations are beautiful, and the text is silly enough that even parents enjoy it. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! My son and I love this book, I love the illustrations!
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We loved it My son received this book as a gift and we absolutely loved it. Very cute.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute Funny concept with illustrations to match! The end of the book gives kids the chance to use their imagination! Great book.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gift I set this book to my two year old nephew for Christmas. My sister said she had to read it 14 times the day he opened the gift.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute and Clever My son received this at his 3rd birthday party last month and loves it! He loves pointing to all the different dinosaurs and asking what they are doing, and I like that the pictures are elaborate enough that he pauses before I turn the page to look at everything. It's short enough that it keeps his attention, but long enough to enjoy it.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Got this for my nephew as a gift and he absolutely loved it! Super affordable as well
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read aloud This is a cute story with wonderful illustrations. It is fun to read with the kids.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Laughs and Giggles My son really enjoys the story and pictures!
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable book! Our kids love this book, a super cute read - especially for dinosaur loving littles!
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book A great book for a gift or the home library.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dino-riffic! I thought this book was super cute, and so does my 2 year old son- he often asks me to read it to him and he will even read it back to me using the pictures to tell the story
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur written by Linda Bailey and illustrated by Colin Jack is a picturebook currently scheduled for release on May 13 2014. This quirky picturebook offers young readers ideas for what they might do with a dinosaur if they happened to have one laying around. Suggested uses include a can opener, nutcracker, a fine umbrella, a kite, and a dandy pillow. Not to mention a their use as a reliable burglar alarm and the perfect excuse to forget your homework. This exploration of the possible domestic uses of dinosaurs, and the things they are not good for at all, will bring on the giggles and inspire imaginations.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Uninteresting There are many great picture books about dinosaurs on the market for the preschool set. This is not one of them. The story was not very interesting or funny and the artwork unappealing.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from funny great book for dinosaur loving kids
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun! Funny and original. Great for kids who love dinosaurs!
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Oh those silly dinosaurs! This was a Christmas gift for my three year old grandson. We read it almost right away. The book is very colorful, great on imagination and for your imagination. We all enjoyed reading it, more than once!
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from perfect A perfect story for my 3 year old grandson who is in love with dinosaurs and dragons.
Date published: 2014-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comical and Delightful What a fun read as you sail along with your favourite size and shape of dinosaur - that is, if you happen to have one. Everyone should have one. They are so helpful and useful and make life so much easier. The drawings are delightful and comical with a retro feel to them. So enjoyable the entire family will want to read it.
Date published: 2014-08-16

Editorial Reviews

SELECTION - Today’s Parent’s list of Top 15 Picture Books, 2014PRAISE FOR If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur:"It’s bright and breezy." --Kirkus Reviews"Buried in all the rambunctious fun, the story leaves young ones with a message that can be applied to real-life situations: if you take the time to think critically and creatively, you can make effective and logical choices." --Booklist"There aren’t many books that have the courage to be this silly . . . Simply wonderful." --The Globe and Mail