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Detective Dinosaur Lost and Found (I Can Read Book 2) Paperback – February 27, 1999


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Series: I Can Read Book 2 (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (February 27, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064442578
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064442572
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2?Skofield and Alley team up for the second book featuring the bungling Detective Dinosaur and clever Officer Pterodactyl. In "Lost," they search for a baby apatosaur who has left a trail of clues. In "Found," they find a moving paper bag. Further investigation reveals a lost kitten. In the final chapter, "Lost and Found," Detective Dinosaur himself is lost on a foggy night and found by his sidekick when he starts singing. Each chapter tells a satisfying story. The watercolor-and-ink illustrations add visual interest and, in the case about the lost baby, reveal her location to alert readers. The humor is right on target for beginning readers. Not meant for the scientific dino fan who may wonder at Granny Apatosaurus, who wears lipstick and sensible black shoes, and pushes a baby carriage, the book is sure to delight anyone who just likes dinosaurs.?Sharon R. Pearce, San Antonio Public Library, TX
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Gr. 1^-2. Lost-and-found is the theme of three short chapters in this I Can Read book. Detective Dinosaur helps locate Baby Penny, who steals a taxi, runs over Inez Iguanodon, and then loses her diaper. The detective's next case involves a kitten that he finds outside the station, and in the last case, the lost party is the detective himself. Despite a pronunciation guide at the beginning of the book, the use of real dinosaur names (tyrannosaurus, apatosaurus) may trip a few kids up. But it is the use of the giant creatures (cartoon-ized, of course) that is the draw here. Baby Penny's story is overly long (and why does she have to run over someone, even an anthropomorphized iguanodon?), but the rest of the book, especially the colorful, appealing art, is right on target for the age group. Ilene Cooper --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By NM Mom on April 11, 2007
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This is a great 1st chapter book for young children. In each chapter, the main characters, Detective Dinosaur and Officer Pterodactyl, solve a mystery. The mysteries are often silly, but they are always fun. For example, in one chapter, Detective Dinosaur is following a noise in the fog and becomes lost himself. He begins singing to calm his nerves, and sings so loudly that Officer Pterodactyl easily finds him! In another chapter, they find a lost kitten and put signs up. But, no one claims the kitten. In the end they decide that the kitten is both lost and found, since it was lost, but they found it. After that, Cadet Kitten goes along on their expeditions. My son, 5, read this book to me (one chapter per night) and LOVED it. He laughed out loud at least once per chapter. I highly recommend this book for K-2 readers.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 20, 1999
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There were 3 short stories about 2 police dinosaurs in this book. It is humorous, with good color illustrations. I would recommend it for the K through 3rd grade level, as well as the teachers.
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By L. Drake on June 7, 2014
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reading is a fun adventure and so more books like this making it fun! Thank you for a well packaged book!
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These really are helping to turn my son onto reading!!! He loves 'spy stuff' and dinosaurs, as a plus these stories are very SILLY!! Like Amelia Bedilia...but for little dudes!!! I bought several and love them all! ANd he reads them over and over!
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By Julie Scharff on September 15, 2013
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I bought this book as a gift. I would love to see more books in the Dinosaur series come out and I certainly would purchase them.
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