Monday, March 19, 2018

Dogosaurus Rex by Anna Staniszewski, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes - ADVISABLE

Staniszewski, Anna Dogosaurus Rex, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.  PICTURE BOOK.  Henry Holt (Macmillan), 2017.  $18.  9780805097061

Ben is excited to adopt a dog.  When his mom takes him to the shelter to find a dog, he comes home with a huge one that looks like a cross between a T-rex and a collie.  At first, Ben’s dog gets him into trouble because he’s so big and smashes things and fetches mail trucks.  But when a thief tries to get away, dogosaurus comes to the rescue! 

I’ve seen lots of dog picture books and lots of dinosaur picture books, but I have never seen them combined together.  A charming and original take on two very popular children’s book themes.  The illustrations do not disappoint.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE.  Samantha Hastings, MA, MLS.

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