If the Dinosaurs Came Back

by Bernard Most

Hardcover, 1978



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HMH Books for Young Readers (1978), Edition: First, 32 pages


A young boy who wishes for the return of dinosaurs imagines how useful they would be.

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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
This book predicts what might happen if dinosaurs came back. Unlike Jurassic Park, this book envisions dinosaurs doing the bidding of humans- carrying them around, plowing their fields with their horns, etc. Though completely unrealistic, it makes a good writing set up for an "imagine if" type
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LibraryThing member BVstorytime
A young boy who wishes for the return of dinosaurs imagines how useful they would be.
LibraryThing member mcbalducci
This book is good for younger grades. would be helpful when studying about fossils or dinosaurs.
LibraryThing member cegordon
The book is about a child who ponders and wonders what would happen if dinosaurs came back. Every page shows a different scenario for dinosaurs to come in to. For instance, the book says if dinosaurs came back, they could cut the grass, etc. It is a great book for imagination and fun.
LibraryThing member kefoley
This book is about a child wondering what would happen if the dinosaurs came back. He sees the dinosaurs as big slides and helpers. The child has a creative imagination and is a fun book to read to children.
LibraryThing member KENJOH
I gave it lower reviews due to the illustrations not the text. As a child the pictures carried me through a story, unless it was one I could dream up in my head. I feel this book is descriptive enough to create mental images. The suggestions it provides about how the world would be different is
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fascinating. I think I would use this text for students to draw their own pictures to go along with the text. Talk about the way illustrators use pictures to assist with reading. Explain to them often the pictures give hints to the vocabulary words they may be struggling with.
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LibraryThing member kelseyo
This book is very imaginative because it shows children how life would be if dinosaurs were still living among us. It shows children the different jobs that dinosaurs would have depending on their sizes. I would recommend this book to my students to help them better understand dinosaurs.




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Physical description

10 x 8 inches


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