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Prehistoric Pinkerton (Pinkerton)

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  154 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Pinkerton's natural canine urge to chew on things while teething coincides with a chaotic visit to the museum's collection of dinosaur bones.
Published October 1st 1993 by Puffin (first published September 30th 1987)
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Paul Hardin
Jul 14, 2013 Paul Hardin rated it it was amazing
Steven Kellog has been one of my favorite authors/ illustrators since I was a little child. I really like the way he takes a crazy idea like a Great Dane going to a dinosaur museum and breaking through the chains and chewing on dinosaur bones. I know this is a crazy idea but in the back of my mind, I'm thinking, "a great dane probably could chew on a small dinosaur bone." This would be a great book to read to your class before you go on a field trip to discuss proper behavior on the field trip. ...more
Jul 23, 2014 Steve_sonderman rated it really liked it
Prehistoric Pinkerton is a fun tale about a young girl and her dog, named Pinkerton. The dog is teething and chews on everything in sight. The dog and the girl run into many problems because of this.Eventually, they have to hide Pinkerton in a museum with a dinosaur, and hilarity ensues. It is a fun, light, easy to read story. The book contains vocabulary about dinosaurs, but is not an informative piece on the species. It is a enjoyable story about a girl and her dog.
Nancy Kotkin
Pinkerton, the Great Dane puppy, is now teething. In an effort to avoid further destruction of their house, Emily takes Pinkerton (in a dino disguise) with her on her class visit to the natural history museum, which is full of dinosaur bones. This is my personal favorite of the 5 Pinkerton picture books. I love the idea of Dinosaur Day! The children's costumes are so inventive. What a terrific learning activity for a classroom or group of kids.
Jun 09, 2017 Rainey rated it really liked it
I just love Pinkerton. And I love that this is both comical and educational.
Pinkerton visits the museum when he is feeling chewy. #Dinosaurs #YoungReaders #PictureBook #BookReview #ChildrensBooks #amreading #dog
Kristen Leininger
Picture Book: This book had an interesting storyline. It sort of confused me because I never associated dogs with dinosaurs. Quick synopsis: Pinkerton is a great Dane related to the dinosaurs. His great great great great…grandmother was a stegosaurus. The little girl narrator takes him to the museum and he eats a dinosaur bone. He’s teething.
Oct 26, 2011 Heather rated it liked it
Shelves: from-library
O seems to like to read this one over and over. It's not the best read and neither I or Dada were thrilled with the illustrations either.
May 18, 2009 Kim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
I love Steven Kelloggs books and especially the illustrations..
May 14, 2012 Sally rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-book
Strange story arc, Sam loved it, but I felt gipped at the ending...
JEAROS3-Kel great book about dinosaurs
Dec 10, 2012 Ava rated it it was ok
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Sep 23, 2012 Lacy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: steven-kellogg
Funny story, that allows predictions to be made as it is read. The color use is great, and the illustrations really enhance the text.
Lesley Looper
Another cute Steven Kellogg-illustrated story! I enjoyed reading this book to my 2nd graders when dinosaurs were part of the curriculum, and they enjoyed it too.
Apr 12, 2010 Kari rated it really liked it
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Typical lovable Pinkerton....from one of my all time favorite author/illustrated Steven Kellogg
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A fun children's book that combines two of my kids' favorite things, dogs and dinosaurs!
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Steven Kellogg is an author and illustrator who has contributed over 90 books for children. He is best known for writing books about animals, for which he credits his grandmother .
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