The Resource Dino, Diego Vaisberg

Dino, Diego Vaisberg

Label
Dino
Title
Dino
Statement of responsibility
Diego Vaisberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Meet Dino, a pet unlike any other. Having a dinosaur in the house can be tricky. He makes a mess wherever he stomps, eats everything, and scares away the mail carrier. Surely one pet dinosaur is more than enough..
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Illustration
Review
  • Preschool-Grade 1 Digital illustrations in red and blue relate the tale of a big egg that mysteriously appears in the yard. Though the family wasn’t expecting to raise a prehistoric creature, they kept the dinosaur that hatched, because “he was so cute and friendly.” As the large and clumsy reptile grows and grows (think bull in a china shop), he eats them out of house and home—and he's not always munching on food. As the illustrations reveal, Dino will devour anything—pans, tires, and chairs included. He earns his keep by acting as a watchdog, but otherwise his actions are very much like a young child: he likes to play ball, doesn’t clean up his toys, and enjoys taking bubble baths. Dino is lucky that he arrived at that particular house, as the family is quite tolerant and beyond accommodating when more surprises arrive in their backyard. Youngsters infatuated with anything dinosaur will love the idea of raising one in their house. -- Maryann Owen (Reviewed 10/19/2018) (Booklist, vol 115, number 4)
  • PreS-Gr 1–Having a dinosaur for a pet can be quite tricky as the narrator of this story explains. After finding an egg and speculating on its contents, the narrator's family is quite surprised to discover they've adopted a dinosaur. At first, Dino fits in the house, but when he grows to be enormous it causes trouble. The unknown narrator continues to explain the challenges of having a dinosaur as a pet, but things become even more complicated when three more eggs show up. The text is well written and easy to read, but it's the illustrations that provide the amusing surprises. The red and blue color scheme works surprisingly well in directing the eye to the humorous elements. VERDICT A delightful story that's bound to work well as a read-aloud and be popular in most collections.—Heidi Grange, Summit Elementary School, Smithfield, UTBeginning Readers --Heidi Grange (Reviewed 11/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 11, p65)
  • Some of the challenges of having a big—really big—pet. "Having an enormous dinosaur in the house can be a bit tricky," observes the unseen narrator with considerable understatement. Hatching from a gigantic egg in the backyard, little Dino, "so cute and friendly," soon becomes big enough to scare off both the mail carrier and possible new friends in the park, not to mention to knock things over and to chew on the furniture. Even if his favorite game is fetch, he doesn't always bring back the ball. Nor (with a deft transition into metaphor) does Dino always put his toys away at day's end...but bathtime makes him sleepy, and at day's end, off to bed he goes. Young readers with big dogs or younger sibs will easily relate, though in contrast to the moodier, bright red dino in Bob Shea's Dinosaur vs. series, this one is a good-natured sort, invariably smiling toothily as he romps and stomps through Vaisberg's minimally detailed, two-toned indoor and outdoor settings, created digitally but with a look that blends watercolor and printmaking. And if one dinosaur in the house is a handful, what's to do when three more eggs appear in the backyard? The perfect solution: "So we got a bigger house!" A bright, buoyant addition to both the "giant pet" and "new sibling" genres. (Picture book. 4-7) (Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2018)
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10739387
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vaisberg, Diego
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dinosaurs as pets
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dinosaurs
  • Pets
Target audience
preschool
Label
Dino, Diego Vaisberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1023099338
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781536202809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1023099338
Label
Dino, Diego Vaisberg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1023099338
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781536202809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1023099338

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