My grandson, age 5, is into action figures, cars and trains, but likes dinosaurs, too. He recently was with us for a month with his family, visiting from Japan. When I saw this book on PBS, I ordered it for him. When I read it to him and his sister, age 6, both thoroughly enjoyed the story about Danny and his adventures on the day his school class visited the museum. When time came for the class to leave, one of the dinosaurs agreed to go play with Danny. The children delighted in the time the two had together - going to the ballgame and the zoo and eating ice cream and playing hide and seek with Danny's friends. The sadness Danny felt at the end of the day when the dinosaur said he couldn't go home with Danny because he must return to the museum is countered by Danny's realization that the dinosaur probably wouldn't fit in his house anyway. The book is a perfect length for the attention span of children of this age.
This was one of my favorite books as a child. It is very easy to read and has simple, easy to interpret pictures that little kids love.
Classic tale for all children's libraries. A little boy is surprised and pleased when one of the dinosaurs from the museum agrees to play with him. -- A day with a dinosaur. Danny's on the town with a real live dinosaur. From the ballpark to the zoo, these two are having one hundred million years of fun -- all in one day! -- Danny goes to the museum where his wish comes true - a friendly dinosaur comes to life and spends the day playing with him. As the dinosaur says, after one hundred million years, it's good to play outside! The two have a monstrously good time eating ice cream, going to a ball game, and playing hide-and-seek with Danny's friends. When the day comes to an end, the dinosaur must return to the museum, even though Danny wants to keep him as a pet. After all, the museum needs him, and, Danny realizes, the dinosaur probably wouldn't fit in his house!
Beautiful gift book for your Child's library.
Written in 1958, written in a "Dick and Jane" style, for kids up to about age 7, after that, they would probably appreciate a more informative dinosaur book.