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When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise Broach
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Jun 15, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: mother-son-book-review
Read in January, 2007

Son (age 6) says...
"I liked the dinosaur book because the boy in the story got so many dinosaurs: one from the bakery, one from the nurse at the doctor's office, one from the barber, one from the sidewalk, and then his mom asked for more donuts and he got a lot more dinosaurs. The mom's feelings about the dinosaurs changed."

Mom says...
The story is humorous, and both kids and moms can relate. What parent hasn't at some point been frustrated by junky giveaways that aren't needed and clutter the house? And what kid doesn't like to collect them? The idea is an original, fun twist on a commonplace event, and the book structure provides kids with clear conflict/problem to be solved and creative solutions; also shows good example of how a character changes by the end (you know: uptight mom loosens up and allows some prehistoric mayhem into the house). Not that there'll be pterosaurs in our apartment...
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Kate What a great idea to have your child review the books too. Your review helped me see in this book a deeper meaning than I originally saw as a parent. Thanks!


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