________________ CM . . . . Volume XVI Number 22 . . . . February 12, 2010

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The Dinosaur Next Door. (Tadpoles).

Joan Stimson. Illustrated by Andy Elkerton.
St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree, 2010.
24 pp., pbk. & hc., $7.95 (pbk.), $18.36 (hc.).
ISBN 978-0-7787-3904-3 (pbk.), ISBN 978-0-7787-3873-2 (hc.).

Subject Headings:
Readers (Primary).
Readers-Dinosaurs.

Kindergarten-grade 2 / Ages 5-7.

Review by John Dryden.

***½ /4

excerpt:

The dinosaur came closer.

I tried to back away.

But then it shouted,

"Hello Tom! It is party time. Hooray!"

In The Dinosaur Next Door, Tom is about to go to sleep when he looks out his window and encounters a dinosaur! The dinosaur also sees him, but it is just his neighbour hosting a costume party. PHEW!

     This is a fun book from the Crabtree "Tadpole" series. It is colourful and cheery even if the content is supposed to be a scary dinosaur. The content will keep the beginning reader both interested and content with the outcome of this short book. The book is not fantastic, but certainly meets its goal of supporting early readers with an entertaining little story.

Highly Recommended.

John Dryden, a resident of Duncan, BC, was attacked by his two-year-old's toy dinosaur while driving. Fortunately, all ended well, and the beast was pacified with a treat.

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