Grades K - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 2.7
Lexile® Measure: 200L
Guided Reading: J
Type of Book: Begining Reader Book
- Creativity and Imagination
- Friends and Friendship
About This Book
A modern classic that parents will remember from their own childhood, this sunny story of a surprising friendship has helped generations of young children learn to read.
When Danny decides to visit the museum, he never expects to make friends with the largest object there. But the dinosaur is just as eager to play with Danny as Danny is to play with him, so the two set off for a day of fun and adventure. Since the dinosaur hasn't been out for a hundred million years or so, there are some outdoor sights he needs to get used to, but Danny is a helpful guide, pointing out that the "big rocks" are actually buildings and that red lights mean stop. Eager to make friends, the dinosaur gives waiting bus passengers a ride on his tail and helps a nice lady carry her packages home. It's a wonderful day for all concerned, but at the end of it, Danny and the dinosaur have to say goodbye. The dinosaur is needed at the museum, and, as a disappointed Danny has to admit, he wouldn't have fit in Danny's house anyway.
Full of humor and imaginative details, Danny and the Dinosaur is a wonderful combination of simple text and exuberant cartoon-style illustrations. Created by the favorite author/illustrator of Stanley, Sammy the Seal, and Mrs. Brice's Mice, it continues to spark reading excitement in young children everywhere.