Monday, June 19, 2017

Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lizardo by William Joyce - ADVISABLE

Joyce, William Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lizardo, PICTURE BOOK. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017 (originally published in 1988). $17.99. Content: G.  

The wealthy Family Lizardo is on an amazing adventure.  One day, while in Africa, Scotty Lizard wanders off and comes back with a dinosaur the family names Bob.  Bob is a wonderful find, entertaining (he plays the trumpet) and exciting - he’s enormous, and popular! But when the Lizardos bring him back to Pimlico Hills, he doesn’t fit in very well - most people there love him, but some find him disconcerting and want him gone.  

A reissue of this picturebook introduces a new generation of readers to Joyce’s vintage looking illustrations and eclectic humor.  Full color and marvelous, there is a lot to look at and talk about in this wonderful read aloud. There’s a song at the end, with simple music and cords - So we can even sing about Bob.  Mommy, can I keep him?  

EL (K-3) ADVISABLE  Lisa Librarian

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