Alex doesn't want an ordinary pet, he wants a dinosaur.
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Hiawyn Oram is the author numerous children's books, including The Giant Surprise and King Smelly Feet. Satoshi Kitamura is a Mother Goose Award and Smarties Prize-winning author-illustrator, whose books include Angry Arthur and Comic Adventures of Boots.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2-- Alex wants a dinosaur, and his sax-playing grandfather takes him to the Dino-Store to pick one out. It's a tough decision, but when Massospondylus rolls on her back and licks his hand, Alex knows he has found his pet. He names her Fred and takes her home, only to find that keeping a dinosaur can be troublesome. Fred wallows in the bathroom (now converted to a marshland), chews everything including a neighbor's cat, and attacks a passing truck mistaken for a Tyrannosaurus. When a trip to the country finds Fred befriending another dinosaur, Alex abruptly wakes up and informs his obliging grandfather that he'd rather have a rabbit. The dream ending is the only disappointment since readers have come to accept a world in which sheep and dinosaurs dot the landscape. The crisp text and marvelously original illustrations turn what could have been a cliched story into a dinosaur delight. The book's quirky, understated humor makes it an irresistible tale. --Lori A. Janick, Parkwood Elementary School, Pasadena, TX
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Book Description Scholastic, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99834901
Book Description Scholastic, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099834901