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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  120 ratings  ·  14 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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Credit for correctly naming the skeleton that looked like a brontosaurus* as a diplodocus. Credit for being funny, in a child-friendly way. Points off for implying that a mammal could be descended from a dinosaur (at least one reviewer here on GR took that as an actual claim, not just an implication). Points off for shrugging away a destroyed tree and piano, and letting a schoolchild be home alone looking after a Great Dane.

Sorry, to sum, I cannot recommend this book. The other Pinkerton stories
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.
Paul Hardin
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
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.
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.
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.
Funny story, that allows predictions to be made as it is read. The color use is great, and the illustrations really enhance the text.
Typical lovable Pinkerton....from one of my all time favorite author/illustrated Steven Kellogg
A fun children's book that combines two of my kids' favorite things, dogs and dinosaurs!
This was cute. I especially like what the little girl says in the end.
Strange story arc, Sam loved it, but I felt gipped at the ending...
I love Steven Kelloggs books and especially the illustrations..
JEAROS3-Kel great book about 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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