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Can I Bring My Pterodactyl to School, Ms. Johnson?

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Kids are in for Jurassic-sized laughs as they follow a boy in his quest to bring a pterodactyl to school. And not just any pterodactyl: this one wards off bullies, loves to read stories, and makes an excellent science display. Hilarious illustrations capture the madcap imagination of the determined hero and his creative pleas to his teacher.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Charlesbridge
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Lisa Vegan
Jun 09, 2012 Lisa Vegan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: kids who like picture books with silly stories, dinosaur fans
I recently read another book by this author-illustrator team: Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder?. Given the last page of this book, I think that one is a sequel to this book. There are some other cute sounding and similar books by this author, and I might be interested in checking out some of them.

I’d expect most kids to react to this book with much glee. It’s very amusing and sweet too. This pterodactyl has to be the cutest pterodactyl I’ve ever seen depicted. The arguments given ar
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Mary
Winning contests can bring unexpected problems. One young man finds this out when he thinks he won a pterodactyl and can’t keep it at home. He pleads with his teacher to let him bring it to school. As I read this book to the students they all were joining in on the “Please, Ms. Johnson can I bring my Pterodactyl to school. Can I? Please!”

This student is very persuasive in his attempts to convince his teacher to let him bring the pterodactyl to school. He uses all of the unique aspects of the di
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Alice
3.75 This is a fun book about imagination and bugging your teacher about having a class pet. Now one must ask, how can a modern child bring an extinct prehistoric pet to school. It is a head scratcher. But it is still to use imagination!
Lisa Carroll
This was a very funny modern fantasy that children of all ages would enjoy. What child hasn't ever wanted a pet like a dinosaur. The clever little boy isn't allowed to keep the Pterodactyl and home and from page to page, begs his teacher to let him bring it to school. There was a surprise ending and children would get excited to see what happens next from page to page. The illustrations truly reflected what the little boy was expressing. The Pterodactyl came to life in this story and became such ...more
Kristen Thompson
This book is great for expanding childrens imaginations. It is about a boy who keeps asking his teacher if he can bring his pterodactyl to school and gives many reasons why it would be a good idea. It would be excellent for showing children how to write a persuasive piece of writing while still incorporating creativity. It uses a re-occuring phrase that the children would love to chime in with. It shows real life examples while using a pterodactyl to solve these problems. It combines reality wit ...more
Elizabeth S
What a fun book. I picked it up from the library because of the catchy title, and it was well-worth it. I like the clever reasons as to why a pterodactyl would be very useful in all sorts of school situations. A clever ending, too, which is hard to do well in picture books.
Maria
A boy asks his teacher if he could bring his prehistoric friend to school. He comes up with reasons why he thinks it would be a good idea, i.e. keeping the playground bully in line or flying the class to a field trip site. It's a great fantasy book.
Karen
My girls loved this, especially my youngest (4). She would ask me to read it over and over. I sometimes got tired of reading "Can I Bring My Pterodactyl to school, Ms. Johnson? Can I? Pllllease??" out loud :P
Krystyn
Great for the dinosaur lover in your family. Silly but cute story!
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