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Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct Hardcover – September 1, 2006
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The leading man in this story is a know-it-all named Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie. Reginald has almost permanently angry eyebrows and spends the majority of the story petitioning and picketing and proving to the entire town that dinosaurs are extinct. No one will listen to him, except of course… Edwina. After a long heart-to-heart, Edwina is convinced by Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie that she is in fact extinct. After the initial shock wears off, Edwina decides she doesn’t care and frolics off through a brick wall. Having finally been validated and heard, Reginald’s eyebrows return to a pleasantly arched shape and he and Edwina eat chocolate chip cookies happily ever after.
Families can talk about: What does extinct mean? What animals do you know about that are extinct? Why do you think no one will listen to Reginald? What is a know-it-all? Why are his eyebrows like that? How did Edwina jump through a brick wall and leave a dinosaur-shaped hole? Where is the Reginald-Von-Hoobie-Doobie-shaped hole? Why is it so fun to say Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie? Why does our three-year-old take everything and turn it into Reginald Von Poopie-Poopie? Do you think his treat privilege might soon be extinct? How soon?
If you live in town then you know Edwina. She's just your friendly neighborhood dinosaur. If she's not changing the lightbulbs on the streetlights then she's baking cookies for the populace at large. Edwina, let it be known, is a peach and everybody loves her. Well... almost everybody. There is a little fellow by the name of Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie that is seriously upset by Edwina's mere existence. Reginald is a smart fellow and if there's one thing he knows in this world, it's that dinosaurs are "totally extinct!" But no one listens to Reginald. In spite of his school reports, flyleaf explanations, protests, one-man-shows, etc. nobody is willing to listen to his dead dinosaur schtick. No one, that is, except Edwina herself. But when Reginald truly manages to convince Edwina of her extinct status, the results are not what he might have expected.
Let's talk Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie. As names go, this guy's one hip cat. I recommend reading the book with an exaggerated hoity-toity voice when saying Reggie's name more than once.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this book. Not packaged incredibly well. The dust jacket was a little wrinkled. I planned on taking it off anyway so not a big deal for me.Published 22 days ago by Andrea Shultz
Hilarious story. We bought this to go with some toy dinosaurs for a birthday gift.Published 1 month ago by A. Cudaback
The book is great! My little one loves the characters, and the story. You can't go wrong with Mo Willems!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Another great book by Mo Willems. My kids love his books and we do too!Published 7 months ago by Holly H Soutter
Edwina is a happy dinosaur who does loving things for everyone else like help older ladies across the street and bake chocolate cookies for everyone. Read morePublished 8 months ago by L. M. Keefer