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Danny and the Dinosaur (An I Can Read Book) Hardcover – August 6, 1958
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April R. Mazza, Wayland Free Public Library, MA
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
"Danny and the Dinosaur" first came out in 1958, and was followed a year later by "Sammy the Seal". I was delighted to see them reissued as "I Can Read!" books. They are a particularly good deal because they are twice as long as the usual "I Can Read!" books, but are still available at the regular paperback price.
In "Danny and the Dinosaur" a kid meets a live dinosaur at the museum and heads out into the City with him for a day of wild/mild adventure. In "Sammy the Seal" a friendly seal who's curious about life is allowed a day out of the zoo so he can wander around and explore. Both books feature kind and friendly kids, helpful adults, cheerful adventures and no drama. Is this a 50's sort of thing? Well, yes, the books do have a bit of a nostalgic rose-colored-glasses feel to them, but they aren't glaringly old-fashioned and they've actually aged awfully well.
So, these are two books that you might recognize from your own childhood library, they aren't franchise or movie tie-ins, they are readable at the recommended new reader level, they are mellow and colorful, and they're upbeat and cheerful.That's not bad at all.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this book when I was little and when I saw it on kindle I bought it right away.Published 2 hours ago by L RANAE JONES
This is one of my favorite books of all time. I loved reading this as a child and have enjoyed reading it to my kids as a parentPublished 4 days ago by Carleton Seeley
Man, this Danny kid is Cwaaayzee. if I see a huge Dinosaur, my butts is a-scooting. But this kid not only talks to it, but rides and plays with it. Kid, you can get squashed!!!! Read morePublished 13 days ago by Hagar C.
Bought this for a former student who is expecting. This was my favorite book growing up (my dad said he had it memorized) and I read it to my boys a lot too. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amy J. Cahill
Great book, easy reading for my 7 year old granddaughter. Thank you! Will be recommending this book for children to read.Published 1 month ago by lesreyhen
My son (31) loved this book. We are giving it to our grandson who is obsessed with dinosaurs.Published 1 month ago by Joan H Cleary