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Danny and the Dinosaur (An I Can Read Book) Hardcover – August 6, 1958

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Kindergarten-Grade 3-Four complete books by Syd Hoff from HarperCollins' I Can Read series are included here. One of the dinosaurs in the museum comes to life and spends the day with a young boy and his friends in Danny and the Dinosaur (HarperCollins, 1986). In Happy Birthday, Danny and the Dinosaur! (HarperCollins, 1995), the dinosaur is back to celebrate Danny's sixth birthday. The dinosaur welcomes a vacation when Danny and the Dinosaur Go to Camp (HarperCollins, 1996), and he doesn't seem to mind when all the kids and the camp counselor ride on his back after a tiring hike. Sammy and the Seal (HarperCollins, 2000) tells the story of a seal on an adventure out of the zoo and into the town, including learning to read and write at school. Peter Lorangis and Charles Mintz alternate telling the stories using delightful voices and clear narration, perfect for young listeners. There are no page turn signals or sound effects, but whimsical musical accompaniment adds to the playfulness of the stories. The only thing missing is the charming and comical illustrations that make the stories so much fun to read. The wonderful narration and music make the audiocassette a joy to listen to, but if you don't want to miss out on the visual humor have the books handy for read-alongs.
April R. Mazza, Wayland Free Public Library, MA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 200 (What's this?)
  • Series: An I Can Read Book
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Harper & Row; Reissue edition (August 6, 1958)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060224657
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060224653
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,211,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com VINE VOICE on September 30, 2004
Format: Paperback
I first reviewed Syd Hoff's "Danny and the Dinosaur" as a seven year-old. In second grade, we called it a book report, but my feelings on the book haven't changed. Danny's adventure includes a visit to the ballpark, which still has me smiling. Also, like hiding an elephant, Danny discovers playing hide-and-seek with a dinosaur can be difficult.

While the writing and drawings aren't on par with "Make for Ducklings," or "Mike Milligan and the Steam Shovel," it capably compares to H. A. Rey's "Curious George" series. "Clifford, the Big Red Dog" readers will connect with Danny playing with an oversized lizard.

The text is simple, and the story is sweet, unencumbered by the intentional messaging found in many modern children's books. It is just a fun, silly story. It helped me learn to read and to love books. Maybe Danny's tale can help your son or daughter read too.

I fully recommend "Danny and the Dinosaur" by Syd Hoff.

Anthony Trendl
editor, HungarianBookstore.com
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A boy meets a dinosaur in a museum and the dinosaur follows him home for a visit. This fantasy appeals to a child's desire to befriend the creatures that fascinate them. It's a gentle story, with no sad or scary parts. The dinosaur and the boy do "cool" things together, but also treat one another, and others, kindly.
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By A Customer on March 19, 2002
Format: Audio Cassette
There are plenty of reviews of this book, I want to give my thoughts on the book and tape package available. There is a nice introduction and conclusion offered by the narrator and one side has page turn signals, while the other does not. While this is an unabridged recording, the narrator actually adds words on page 18, which may confuse the child trying to follow along in the book. Also, sometimes the narrator's child voices come across as whiney and nasal. However, all things considered, I feel this is a worthwhile purchase.
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I do computer/network work at a couple of grade schools. Last week I was walking out of a classroom when, out of the corner of my eye, I briefly glanced at this book. I wasn't even really looking at the books, I wasn't thinking about them, didn't actually really pay attention to them. But something caught my eye and it stopped me right there. I wasn't even sure what I saw but I knew this memory deep inside my head had been recalled. It was a very weird feeling. I took a step back and looked at the book and there it was, Danny and the Dinosaur. I haven't thought about this book in YEARS! I'm talking like over 25 years ago. Somehow this was stuck in my head and just that passing glance was all I needed to remember it fondly. I went home and ordered for my five-year old son. He thinks the book's funny. And so do I.
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When I was about eight years old, I had the pleasure of meeting Syd Hoff at my elementary school. He autographed my copy of "Danny and the Dinosaur" and I was so very happy! About fourteen years later, I still remember this book fondly. As I shop for a gift for an expecting friend, I feel confidant purchasing this book and knowing it will be loved by both mother and child.
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This is the same book I first learned to read by myself. I can recall my older brother helping me sound out the word "dinosaur" when it suddenly clicked and I got it. It was a magical moment in my childhood so I was thrilled to purchase this book for my own daughter to learn to read with. I love this story and the illustrations are darling. It is simple and fun. The look and style of these I Can Read books have vintage appeal but still work with kids today. My daughter loves when I read this to her at night.
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I bought this book for my nephew Wyatt who is in second grade and he loves this book. He must have read this book millions of times over. I loved this book as a kid and I think that it has helped him take an interest in reading. The story is great, I love the illustrations and I think that the dinosaur is COOL and CUTE. A timeless classic. I love Danny and the Dinosaur GOES TO CAMP and the birthday book. I have read a lot of SYD HOFF books when I was a kid. THEY'RE GREAT.
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By A Customer on October 27, 1999
Format: Paperback
I am a 28 year old mother of one. I remember reading Danny and the Dinosour when I was a child. As a matter of fact, I enjoyed this book so much, that as a child, I memorized it, word for word, and then I would recite it back, without missing a word. I can't wait for my daughter to read this book, and I plan on purchasing it for her now, even though she is only 8 months old.
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