Danny and the Dinosaur 50th Anniversary Edition

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Harper Collins, Sep 25, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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Danny loves dinosaurs. When he sees one at the museun and says, "It would be nice to play with a dinosaur," a voice answers, "And I think it would be nice to play with you." So begins Dannys and the dinosaur's wonderful adventure together!

But a dinosaur is no ordinary playmate. Even the most everyday activities become extraordinary, like finding a big-enough place to hide a dinosaur in a game of hide-and-seek, and keeping him from knocking over houses with his long tail. But Danny can teach a old dinosaur new tricks. It's the most fun this dinosaur has had in a hundred million years!

Originally published as An I Can Read Book over 40 years ago, this classic story is perfect for reading together.

Danny's out on the town with a real live dinosaur. And whether they're eating ice cream or playing hide-and-seek, these two are having one hundred million years of fun--all in one day.

Outstanding Children's Books of 1958 (NYT)


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Outstanding story and pictures for beginner readers! - Goodreads
Such a cute book and I love the illustrations. - Goodreads
As far as the plot goes though, I enjoyed it. - Goodreads
The pictures look like they are colored in with crayon. - Goodreads

Review: Danny and the Dinosaur (Danny and the Dinosaur #1)

User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

A great book for early readers with short, simple sentences, and illustrations to match. The story is fun and just what children would wish could happen to them, but the day has to end. I would use ... Read full review

Review: Danny and the Dinosaur (Danny and the Dinosaur #1)

User Review  - Aaron Hollingsworth - Goodreads

This is the first book I ever read. It has everything a curious young child could hope for; a trip to a museum full of social and natural history, statues coming to life, the forming of a friendship, and an epic game of hide-and-seek. I may just be nostalgic, but I love this book. Read full review

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Page 18 - The dinosaur was so tall Danny had to hold up the ropes for him. "Look out!" said Danny. "Bow wow!" said a dog, running after them. "He thinks you are a car,
Page 26 - I love to climb," said the dinosaur. "Down, boy!" said Danny. Some people were waiting for a bus. They rode on the dinosaur's tail instead. "All who want to cross the street, may walk on my back,
Page 16 - He thinks you are a car," said Danny. Go away, dog. We are not a car." "I can make a noise like a car,

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About the author (1992)

Syd Hoff was born and raised in New York City. He studied at the National Academy of Design and sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker when he was eighteen. He eventually became one of the most original and beloved authors and illustrators of children's books. Mr. Hoff wrote more than fifty books for children, including the I Can Read titles Danny and the Dinosaur, Oliver, and Sammy the Seal.

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