Thursday, April 24, 2014

Do you have a dinosaur hanging around your house?

Hi everyone.  Here is the new quote for you to guess today. Do you know the book and which author is responsible for it?

                       "These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr. Bucket."

I will give you the answer tomorrow.  Good luck.

Title:  If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur 
Author:  Linda Bailey
Illustrator:  Colin Jack

About the book:

This fun, quirky book is a delight to read and ponder.  What would you do if you happen to have a dinosaur hanging around your house?  Well they can come in very handy and you can weave them into the very fabric of your life.  For instance, they make the perfect can opener, or baby sitter,  or a coffee or nut grinder, or the best burglar alarm on the block.  They can mow your lawn, be your personal snowplow or are perfect as a slide at the pool.  How impressive they look to the neighbours as they go about doing their tasks.  The possibilities of things they can do are endless and they seem to be very obliging and happy to help you out in any way they can.  Dinosaurs can certainly make your life easier and a way, way more fun.  Some of the things you ask them to do may require some close supervision because anything involving food can get them into trouble as they love to munch all of the food and truly are bottomless pits.  No dinosaur? No problem.....pick an animal....any animal and and find out what creative things that they can do for you.  The sky's the limit so let no animal or flying creature be ruled out.

About the author:

I was born and grew up in Winnipeg.  In my twenties, I traveled around the world, mostly by ship, working in England and Australia. Then I moved to Vancouver, where I earned a B.A. and an M.Ed. at the University of British Columbia.  Vancouver is really beautiful.  I still live here, a five-minute walk from the ocean. I'm an ex-college teacher, an ex-editor, an ex-travel agent and . . .
Now I'm the author of more than twenty books for kids.  Best known are the Stevie Diamond mystery series, the Good Times Travel Agency adventures, and the picture books about Stanley the dog, illustrated by Bill Slavin.  Many of my books have now travelled around the world — just like me.

About the illustrator:

Colin is a story artist At Dreamworks Animation and A Children's book illustrator working in the Bay area. The illustrations for this book are the best.  They are fun, expressive and so creative.  They certainly are kid illustrations at their best.  Loved, loved, loved them.

Book Review Rating:  8 (Fantastic!)

Read on and read always!  Go seek out your dinosaur that is moping around your house, get busy and  together have some fun.

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