Megan’s Book of the Day 7/3/09

Max Spaniel: Dinosaur Hunt, by David Catrow, Ages 3-7

9780545057486Max is no ordinary dog. He is a great hunter! His prize of choice? Dinosaurs! But Max simply can’t hunt dinosaurs inside. For that, he must go on a true adventure to the unexplored wild of the backyard. As this zany canine prowls the yard, he encounters bicycles, toys, a rake, and a gardening hose. But to Max, the intrepid dinosaur hunter, these items are no mere playthings and grooming implements–they are dinosaur bones! Piece by piece, the bloodhound puts together a towering display of dinosaurian strength that he is sure will strike fear into the hearts of any trespassers!

From David Catrow, beloved illustrator of the energetic Doggone Dogs and I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More, comes an equally entertaining picture book for young adventurers! Catrow’s text is simple and sparing, allowing his fantastic illustrations to shine brilliantly. The sketch and watercolor artwork is colorful and alive with movement and silliness. This is the perfect fast-paced summer read for children who are ready to get up and go! Additionally, Catrow’s design makes this book fantastic both for a read-aloud storytime and for beginning readers who aren’t quite ready for chapter books.

Max Spaniel: Dinosaur Hunt, David Catrow, pub. Summer 2009, Orchard Books

Need more recommendations for growing readers? Stop by or give us a call! Hooray for Books, 1555 King St., Alexandria, Virginia. 703-548-4092.

Have a safe and fun Fourth of July–and keep reading!

Miss Megan

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