Along with his sidekick Officer Pterodactyl, bumbling but well-meaning Detective Dinosaur solves mysteries that he often has caused, including the cases of a missing hat, a squeaky shoe, and a mysterious shadow.
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James Skofield has written several picture books as well as the I Can Read Books Detective Dinosaur and Detective Dinosaur Lost and Found. He lives in Walpole, NH.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2?An appealing, if somewhat bungling, detective is introduced in this easy reader. Three short chapters each present a separate case. In "The Case of the Missing Hat," Detective Dinosaur's derby is on his head the whole time, although cleverly hidden from sight in each picture. In "Night Patrol," the detective is frightened by a noise. "Perhaps it is a monster!... Perhaps we should call the Police!" "We are the Police, sir!," Officer Pterodatyl reminds him. The jokes are not particularly original, but they are likely to sound fresh to young readers. Alley's watercolor-and-ink cartoons include plenty of visual interest and some sideline humor. The vocabulary?Detective Dinosaur, Officer Pterodactyl, and Deputy Diplodocus?may seem at odds with the intended audience, but most primary graders know their dinosaur names (at least to hear them) as well as they know their ABCs. An entertaining addition.?Sharon R. Pearce, San Antonio Public Library, TX
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1996. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060249080