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Mom and Dad find a way to satisfy Gerald, who wants a real dinosaur for his birthday.
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Kindergarten-Grade 2-- Dinosaur lovers and others should have no trouble identifying with Gerald Jinks, who has decided he must have a dinosaur for his birthday. He isn't the least bit swayed when his family tries to convince him that dinosaurs have been dead for millions of years and that goldfish, rabbits, or an ant farm would make better pets. Just when he is giving up hope of ever owning a dinosaur, his sister offers the perfect solution. Gerald will care for her classroom iguana over the summer. Gerald and his dinosaurs stretch across the two-page spreads in deep, muted watercolors, and readers' imaginations will run wild with him as they witness his idea of a prehistoric squirrel and a rabbit with stegosauruslike plates along its back. Gerald's parents are lovingly patient and his siblings realistically not so patient as they suggest alternatives to his impossible request. But one cannot help but wonder how a reptile lover like Gerald will ever part with his "dinosaur" at the end of the summer. Suitable for story-time groups. --Denia Lewis Hester, Dewey School, Evanston, IL
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Book Description Carolrhoda Books, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0876144318
Book Description Carolrhoda Books, 1990. Library Binding. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0876144318
Book Description Carolrhoda Books, 1990. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110876144318