Early Readers – Dinosaur Hunt

Max Spaniel is not a dog, he tells us. He is a dinosaur hunter! Max looks around the yard for dinosaurs, and, not finding any, creates his own.

This early reader would be appropriate for very beginning readers. For most of the book there is only one sentence for every two page spread. The illustrations add to the text, filling in information that the words do not supply. For instance, when Max says that the dinosaur walks again, it is up the illustrations to supply the fact that Max has built a dinosaur out of spare parts.

The illustrations are colorful and exuberant, if a little busy in places. The facial expressions of Max are spot on, as is his relationship with a cat, whose presence is not mentioned in the text at all, but who is present in most scenes and adds to the humor.


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