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YOUR PET DINOSAUR: An Owner's Manual By Dr Rex

Talbott, Hudson

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ISBN 10: 0688113389 / ISBN 13: 9780688113384
Published by Morrow, NY, 1992
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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The genius T-Rex from "We're Back" provides a guide book for modern families in having and caring for a dinosaur! Fabulous color illustrations throughout this witty book. Tiny spot of soil on the bottom corner of the rear ep. OUT OF PRINT. Bookseller Inventory # 019732

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Title: YOUR PET DINOSAUR: An Owner's Manual By Dr ...

Publisher: Morrow, NY

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Library Cloth Binding

Illustrator: Author

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine Dj

Edition: First Edition Thus

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Dinosaurs can make ideal pets, provided one follows the advice of Dr. Rex on selecting the right one (vegetarian or meat-eater), picking out reptile fashions, and coping on those rare occasions when dinosaurs act like dinosaurs.

From Publishers Weekly:

Ostensibly authored by Dr. Rex, the preternaturally brainy, self-absorbed tyrannosaurus of Talbott's Going Hollywood: A Dinosaur's Dream, this handbook is the surreal equivalent to "Know Your Parakeet." Rex, with a cheesy politician's grin, tells prospective dino-buyers how to select their ideal "pup." His sensible advice on young dinos ("A reinforced concrete feeding pen . . . is recommended"), training ("Housebreaking often lives up to its name") and breeds ("bite-sized," "two-seaters and four-seaters") is accompanied by dexterously drawn images of preppie families romping with their pets in immaculate suburban settings. A boy contentedly naps on the back of his Christmas present--a horrific, wild-eyed megalosaurus; a gigantic carnivore ignores its scolding owner as it attacks the neighbors' vegetarian beast. While this mock manual's corniness and deadpan delivery are frequently funny, its occasionally precious humor begins to pale--and often seems overly sophisticated for most youngsters. Also, the less detailed portraits of look-alike pets and owners are conspicuously cute and not nearly as comical as their bizarre counterparts. Not up to Rex's earlier outings. Ages 7-up.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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