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Dad and the Dinosaur

Written by Gennifer Choldenko & illustrated by Dan Santat
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Mar 28, 2017
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Pages
5-8
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A heartwarming father-son story about bravery and facing fears.

Nicholas was afraid of the dark outside his door, the bushes where the giant bugs live, and the underside of manhole covers.

His dad was not afraid of anything.

Nicholas wants to be as brave as his dad, but he needs help. That’s why he needs a dinosaur. After all, dinosaurs like the dark, bugs are nothing to them, and they eat manhole covers for lunch (and everything under them for dinner).

With his toy dinosaur, Nicholas can scale tall walls, swim in deep water, even score a goal against the huge goalie everyone calls Gorilla. But when the dinosaur goes missing, everything is scary again.

Luckily, his dad knows that even the bravest people can get scared, and it’s okay to ask for help facing your fears. It’s just guy stuff.

What Kind of Book is Dad and the Dinosaur

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Little Nick looks up to his dad (Big Nick) so much—he doesn’t seem to be afraid of anything and so Little Nick comes up with a little helper (his dinosaur!) to help him be just as brave as his dad. Even though his mom tries to help him earlier on, the fact of life is that sometimes a child is just more receptive to one parent than another in any given moment, and the bonding moment this son and his father have as they go in search of what Little Nick needs most is just lovely.

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Who Wrote Dad and the Dinosaur

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Gennifer Choldenko

Gennifer Choldenko is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling and Newbery Honor Award-winning author of ten children’s books, including <i>A Giant Crush, </i> illustrated by Melissa Sweet, and <i>Al Capone Does My Shirts</i>, <i>Al Capone Shines My Shoes</i>, and <i>Al Capone Does My Homework</i>. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

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Who Illustrated Dad and the Dinosaur

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Dan Santat

Dan Santat is both author and illustrator of <i>The Guild of Geniuses</i> (Arthur A Levine Books, 2004).which was a Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Selection and won the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators Bronze Medal for Book Illustration. In addition, Dan illustrated Rhea Perlman’s <i>Otto Undercover</i> series (Katherine Tegan Books/HarperCollins) and <i>The Secret Life of Walter Kitty</i>, written by Barbara Jean Hicks (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2007). Find out more at www.dantat.com.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780399243530
Publication Date:
March 28, 2017
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2016009819
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0399243534
Lexile® Level:
AD560L
ATOS® Book Level:
2.9
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
190073
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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