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Dear Dinosaur: With Real Letters to Read!

Dear Dinosaur: With Real Letters to Read!
 

When Max visits a local museum, he has a lot of questions. Since it's closing time, the curator (Dinosaur Dora) says, Why don't you write our T. Rex a letter? He might even write back. And so begins a pen pal relationship between Max and T. Rex that spans the ages...and includes ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780764168987
Published 6 April 2017 by Barron's Educational
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Strathie, Chae
Illustrated by O'Byrne, Nicola
Availability Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780764168987
ISBN-10 0764168983
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Barron's Educational
Imprint Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S.
Publication Date 6 April 2017
International Publication Date 1 July 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Strathie, Chae
Illustrated by O'Byrne, Nicola
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Animal Stories
Number of Pages 28
Dimensions Width: 254mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 431g
Interest Age 3-7 years
Reading Age 3-7 years
Library of Congress Toy and movable books, Friendship, Dinosaurs, Fiction, Museums
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code E
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Get ready for a ROARSOME time! When Max visits a local museum, he wishes he could ask the dinosaurs a bunch of questions. Since the museum is about to close, the curator (Dinosaur Dora) says, Why don't you write our T. Rex a letter? He might even write back. And so begins a pen pal relationship unlike all others. At first, T. Rex's letters make him seem like a big, toothy tough guy who's too busy to write friendly letters to tasty little humans. But once Max and T. Rex start trading letters, they share funny jokes, silly facts, a baby tooth, rubber duckies, and more. This unlikely duo soon embark on an unusual friendship that spans the ages...and even includes very real cards and letters to open.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A lighthearted addition to the epistolary genre. --Kirkus Reviews Dear Dinosaur is a child's book of real letters from one child to a dinosaur. It was fabulous! Of course I loved it because I also loved Chae Strathie's other book, Gorilla Loves Vanilla. The illustrations were bright and cheerful. My children and I really got into this fun book. I definitely recommend it to all families. You will love everything about it. --Sweetly Made Just For You, sweetlymadejustforyou.com An impressively original and thoroughly entertaining picture book for children ages 3 to 7 by the team of author Chae Strathie and illustrator Nicola O'Byrne, Dear Dinosaur is unreservedly and enthusiastically recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections. --The Midwest Book Review In Chae Strathie's accessible text, letters, birthday cards, postcards and e-mails all give facts about the dinosaurs housed in the museum. Nicola O'Byrne's brightly colored illustrations depict Max and the T. Rex partaking in kid-friendly activities like swimming, building sandcastles and celebrating birthdays (as well as one particularly humorous illustration of the T. Rex using a typewriter). Dear Dinosaur puts an entertaining and interactive spin on a topic that is always a kid favorite. --Shelf Awareness, shelf-awareness.com

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Author's Bio

Chae Strathie's award-winning children's books include The Loon on the Moon and Jumblebum. Chae lives in a small coastal village in Fife, Scotland with his wife Corinna, daughter Eilidh, a one-eyed cat, two two-eyed cats, a goldfish (full complement of eyes also), and numerous uninvited spiders (eyes: lots). Nicola O'Byrne is an award-winning children's book illustrator. She gets most of her ideas for children's books when she should be working on something else, and bases all of her characters on people she knows. Nicola was born in Swaziland and has lived in Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Kenya, Scotland, and England.

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