Harry and the Dinosaurs Say "Raahh!"
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Harry and the Dinosaurs Say "Raahh!" (Harry and the Dinosaurs)

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Harry and his beloved dinosaurs have a dental appointment and they are all very nervous—especially Tyrannosaurus, who has so many teeth. But with Harry’s reassurances and a magic button to make him grow big, Tyrannosaurus agrees to let Dr. Drake take a look. Funny, accessible illustrations and a gentle text help alleviate the fear of this very typical life-lesson.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 27th 2004 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2002)
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Gemma Varcianna
Today Harry has an appointment with the dentist he is scared because his sisters horror stories about big drills. His toy dinosaurs that he takes everywhere with him are scared too and he has a big job getting them into his bucket especially the Tyrannosaurus. Harry reassures his dinosaurs not to be afraid because he will press his magic button when he gets there to make them grow. When they do eventually get to met the dentist Harry presses the magic button and the dinosaurs grow and cause mayh...more
Heather
Harry is a little boy whose best friends - his toy dinosaurs - are hiding around the house when it's time to go to the dentist. He eventually convinces them to join him for the trip, and after watching how well they do in the waiting room, in the chair that goes up and down, and in getting their teeth examined by the dentist, he submits to his own successful examination.

This is a cute story suitable for toddlers and preschoolers alike - or for any young child who may be facing a trip to the den...more
Ryan Treaster
This is a fun and entertaining book that can be read to children and help them understand that you can overcome fears. In this book, the little dinosaur is afraid to go to the dentist but eventually turns into a giant dinosaur and overcomes his fears.

Reading Level- Transitional Readers
Curricular Uses- Read Aloud or independent
Social Issues- this is a great book that relates to the issue of overcoming fears. Whether its in a book or real, children and people always have fears but with this book t...more
Eve
I would read this book to any class from Foundation to Year 3; particularly if any of the children were due to be attending the dentist. It is one book in a series about a boy called Harry and his toy dinosaurs. This particular book tells the story of Harry being afraid to go to the dentist and so taking his dinosaurs with him to scare the dentist away.

The noises made by the dinosaurs, and their names, would capture the children’s attention, and there is lots of detail in the illustrations that...more
Dee
Jul 08, 2014 Dee added it
Raaahhh :))
Melanie
Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs are headed to the dentist. Harry is worried about his teeth being drilled so he makes the Tyrannusaurus go first. The dentist tells him just a look and a rinse (floride).

While this is a good story for allaying a child's fear about the dentist, the text is misleading in that a dentist is not just going to "look" in a child's mouth and have them rinse with floride.
Lindsey
Sammy is afraid to go to the dentist's office, so he decides to take his dinosaurs. The dinosaurs come to life while he is sitting in the chair. By the end of the visit Sammy realizes that there was really nothing to be afraid of. I think this would be good for kids who are scared to go to the dentist. The dinosaurs coming to life is an example of animism. This was not one of my favorite books.
Lisa
A young boy takes his toy dinosaurs with him to help calm his fears on his first visit to the dentist.

Lower Grades K-3

Fiction
Topic - Subtopic: Animals-Dinosaurs; Family Life-Toys; Health & Wellness-Dentist Visits; Popular Groupings-Lower Grades Popular Authors/Starred Reviews;
Christie Rice
This is a great book to read during health month, because this book is about a boy who is nervous about going to the dentist. This book would also be a great introduction to a writing lesson on text-to-self connections.
Ashley
A good book to use for young children or any child who is afraid of the dentist. Harry and his dinosaur friends bring humor to the visit and realize the trip was not so bad after all.
M.A. Stacie
My eldest went crazy for these books. We had every single one at one point. It was all he would read!
Tricia
boy fights fear of the dentist by imagining his dinosaurs being examined as well.
Annabella
Borrowed this book again in January 2014
Margarida
Li este livro em espanhol.
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