Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Buying, Training & Caring for Your Dinosaur by Laura Joy Rennert

Rennert, Laura Joy. Buying, Training & Caring for Your Dinosaur, illustrated by Marc Brown. PICTURE BOOK. Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. $16.99. Content – G. As the title states, this book has three different dinosaur sections: buying, training and caring. The buying part teaches the reader how to pronounce Diplodocus and other dinosaur names and gives a few facts. Training and caring for your dinosaur is very similar to training a dog; however, million-year habits can be hard to break. The narrative is hodge-podge of facts, tips, and ideas, some quite clever, but they don’t flow together well. The bright and fun illustrations of dinosaurs and kids are what make this book appealing and worth purchasing. EL –ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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