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When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise Broach
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Jul 19, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: animal-books, goodreads-group-reads, summer-100-book-challenge-2010
Recommended to Ronyell by: The Picture-Book Club
Read in July, 2010

“When Dinosaurs Came with Everything” is a creative and hilarious book from the mind of Elise Broach along with illustrations by David Small and it is about how a boy and his mother go on errands on Friday and everywhere they went, every time they bought something, they have to buy a dinosaur. “When Dinosaurs Came with Everything” is a cute book for children who love dinosaurs.

Elise Broach has done an excellent job at writing this book as she describes a situation that would actually never happen in real life and that is what would happen if you can buy a dinosaur with every item you buy. Elise Broach’s story is humorous as the idea of buying dinosaurs is a truly hilarious idea and the mother’s discontent at having so many dinosaurs while the boy is so excited at the idea is extremely funny as it is similar to how a parent would react if their children are interested in activities that might seem outrageous. David Small’s illustrations are scratchy yet cute and creative at the same time as they are full of dinosaurs and the dinosaurs always take up the whole page and the dinosaurs are always looking content, so smaller children will not be frightened by the images or the dinosaurs. David Small also makes the images extremely hilarious, especially of the images of the mother being shocked at having so many dinosaurs while the boy is extremely excited and the image that stood out the most was the image of the mother crouching on the floor when the boy receives a pterosaur for a gift from the barber.

“When Dinosaurs Came with Everything” is a cute book about what happens when dinosaurs come with everything you buy and it is definitely a great book for children who love reading about dinosaurs. I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book even though the story might seem a bit too simplistic due to the fact that most of the plot just merely involves the boy buying every dinosaur he gets from whatever errand place he has to go to.
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