for The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard by B.G. Hennessy and Susan Davis
A child describes the attributes of his dinosaur friend, by drawing comparisons with familiar sights (eg. "By the time he was five he was as big as our car.") The more he talks, the clearer it becomes that the dinosaur he is talking about did live in his backyard--millions of years ago when his backyard was a swamp. Whimsical watercolor paintings provide the perfect blend of fantasy and reality in a fun story that's filled with comprehensible details for the youngest dinosaur enthusiasts. (Ages 3-7)
CCBC Choices 1988. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1988. Used with permission.
A young boy imagines what it was like long ago when a dinosaur lived in his back yard.
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