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Prehistoric Pinkerton (Pinkerton)
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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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
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.
Dec 06, 2016 Nancy Kotkin rated it really liked it · review of another edition
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.
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.
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 .More about Steven Kellogg...
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