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Patrick's Dinosaurs

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Patrick's Dinosaurs

by Carol Carrick


Quick Overview

One Saturday while visiting the zoo, Hans tells his brother Patrick all about dinosaurs--neglecting to mention that the great creatures no longer exist--and Patrick's imagination runs wild with thoughts of these towering and scary beasts. Full-color illustrations throughout.


This is a very nice book and I'm surprised there aren't more comments on it. The story revolves around Patrick and his older brother Hank. While visiting the zoo, Patrick begins to ask Hank various dinosaur questions. Hank answers them not imagining the use that his younger brother is putting them too. For example, when Hank informs Patrick that one brontosaurus weighs more than 10 elephants, Patrick imagines a huge see-saw with a brontosaurus on one side, and a stacked pyramid of 10 elephants on the other. Similarly, when they go to see the crocodiles Hank says that in the days of dino's that croc's had jaws twice as big as 'you'. Patrick then imagines a single gigantic crocodile having driven off all the little ones. Which brings us to the one picture that might be a concern for some moms and caregivers. The big crocodile is shown swallowing a smaller one: it is half in/half out of his mouth. This can be 'cool' for some kids, but it might bother others. In any case, this imaginative play goes on through diplodocuses, stegosauruses, and triceratops, until we get to that favorite of children, T. Rex. The tyrannosaurus follows the boys home and hangs around leering through the windows - at least in Patrick's mind-- until Hank assures him that dinosaurs are all long gone. Size 0.15" H x 9.8" L x 7.54" W, 32 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9780899194028
Author Carol Carrick
Age Group 5-8
Book Type paperback

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