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As Edward and his big brother prepare for bed, his brother warns Edward that the rock under the bed could be a dinosaur egg ready to hatch and tells him all the hilarious consequences of raising a dinosaur.
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When a book is dedicated "for my brothers Derek and Christopher, who came with the terror-tory" it's a good bet there's some fun to follow.
Edward has hidden a rock under his bed, and his brother(who must have read The Enormous Egg) terrorizes him with a set of suppositions: What if that rock were really a dinosaur egg? What if it hatched? What if Edward had to take care of it? What if the egg's family came to find the baby and punish its eggnapper? What if Edward turned the tables on his brother? (This book is recommended for ages 6-9, although no one older will mind an excuse to read it aloud to a young listener.)From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-3?Edward's big brother's attempt to scare him backfires. The older boy taunts and teases Edward, suggesting that the rock under his bed is really a dinosaur egg. The spare text is a series of suggestions to Edward about what it would be like to raise a dinosaur only to have it go mad in the light of a full moon, forgetting who its friends are, "Then they go looking for little boys who steal dinosaur eggs! They drag the little egg-stealer, kicking and screaming, right out of bed!" This story of an older sibling terrorizing the younger is as old as time, and the payback here is satisfying, as the older brother ends up terrifying himself while the younger boy remains peacefully asleep. But, even in this day of R. L. Stine and Christopher Pike, and despite Hartmann and Daly's obvious tongue-in-cheek tone, some children might be frightened by this tale. The cartoon illustrations are humorous, but the somber colors reinforce the foreboding mood (the endpapers are especially heavy) as the tension builds with out-of-control dinosaurs rampaging through the town in search of Edward. Though the boys are in their beds while this tale unfolds, this is definitely not a bedtime story. It is, however, a slyly funny look at overactive imaginations and brotherly relationships.?Susan Garland, Maynard Public Library, MA
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