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I Wish I Had a Dinosaur Paperback – 2005

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439803802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439803809
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 7.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,017,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peter Sheehan is an illustrator and writer based in Sydney, Australia. He has over 25 books to his name. He has contributed to one of the oldest children's literary magazines in the world, The School Magazine, since 1982. He has been awarded an ACA Stanley Award for best general illustrator, an Honour Book prize from the CBCA for The Island (written by John Heffernan) and has been nominated twice for a Walkley Award. In 2010 he self published two books on Lulu entitled Daisy the Moo Cow and Willy Wagtail Grows Up. In 2009 Peter storyboarded the feature film Beneath Hill 60. As a journalist his illustrations are published regularly in magazines and he currently serves on the board of the Australian Production Design Guild.

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Format: Paperback
I don't rate anything 5 stars lightly.

This simple, short story (full double-page drawings with some text) is about a girl somewhere around 7 years old who imagines how fun it would be to have a gigantic dinosaur. She could walk past the scary neighbor dog, who wouldn't dare bother her with a big dinosaur by her side. She could ride it and get to school faster than the school bus. Her whole class could ride on its back on field trips. And more.

What I like about the book is the engaging pictures really grab kid's attention. The artwork is attractive. The situations are fun. It's easy to imagine being a kid reading (or listening) to this book.

I wish there was a series of these stories, though it would probably be difficult to dream up several other books as creative as this one.
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