Early Book Review: If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur by Linda Bailey, Colin Jack

If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur written by Linda Bailey and illustrated by Colin Jack is a picturebook currently scheduled for release on May 13 2014. This quirky picturebook offers young readers ideas for what they might do with a dinosaur if they happened to have one laying around. Suggested uses include a can opener, nutcracker, a fine umbrella, a kite, and a dandy pillow. Not to mention a their use as a reliable burglar alarm and the perfect excuse to forget your homework. This  exploration of the possible domestic uses of dinosaurs, and the things they are not good for at all, will bring on the giggles and inspire imaginations.

If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur is a fun look at dinosaurs and the imagination. The images and ideas about how useful, or not useful, a dinosaur might be in specific situations is very well done. I think readers of all ages will find some fun here, and perhaps be inspired to consider scenarios of their own. In fact, the final pages do a good job of continuing the flow of ideas and thoughts. I really enjoyed the story and think that most readers will agree.

If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur is a well done picturebook that is well suited to sharing in a storytime setting or one on one. older readers will enjoy exploring the book on their own as well.

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