Patrick's Dinosaurs

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Clarion Books, 1983 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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One Saturday while visiting the zoo, Hank tells his brother Patrick all about dinosaurs, and Patrick scares himself by imagining what it would be like if the great creatures were alive today. "Skillfully blends fact and fancy and will prove popular with the never-ending supply of young dinosaur enthusiasts." -- School Library Journal

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User Review  - Cara Kemnitz - Goodreads

This is an example of the "blended" genre we discussed in class- where factual information is mixed with a story. Hank teaches his younger brother, Patrick about Dinosaurs using the context of a zoo ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gretchen - Goodreads

One of my son's favorites. Simple story about a young boy whose imagination runs wild the more he learns about dinosaurs from his older brother. Read full review

About the author (1983)

Carol Carrick was born in Plainfield, New Jersey on May 20, 1935. She received a degree in advertising art from Hofstra University in 1957. After college, she worked as a layout and mechanical artist at several New York advertising agencies and at Coronet magazine. Her first book, The Old Barn, was published in 1966 and was primarily a vehicle for her husband Donald F. Carrick's illustrations. They collaborated on 37 books before his death in 1989 including Sleep Out, Ben and the Porcupine, Two Very Little Sisters, and Stay Away from Simon. She wrote nine more books after that including Mothers Are Like That and The Polar Bears Are Hungry, which were illustrated by her son Paul. She died due to complications from a stroke on June 6, 2013 at the age of 78.

Donald Carrick has illustrated many children's books. He lives in Edgartown, Massachusetts.

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