Boo's Surprise

Boo's Dinosaur

Betsy Byars; illustrations by Erik Brooks

Henry Holt and Co.

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“A dinosaur! A new dinosaur!” Boo shouted. “This dinosaur left me a big surprise.”

Boo is excited to receive a giant egg—and to find out what’s inside! Her brother, Sammy, is not—but he is still willing to help her after the egg hatches into a lovable baby dinosaur. Is it all Boo’s imagination or not? The youngest chapter book reader will want to find out in this wonderfully imaginative sequel to Boo’s Dinosaur.

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BOO'S SURPRISE
1The SurpriseBoo ran into the house. "A dinosaur! A new dinosaur!" she shouted."Not another one," her brother, Sammy, said."Sammy, this was so exciting," Boo said. "I was sitting in the tree reading a book.""That was exciting--reading a book in a tree? I do that all the time.""I'm getting to the exciting part," said Boo. "I was reading my book, and I heard a very, very heavy thump behind the trees.""Something was behind the trees?""Yes, and I knew it was a dinosaur because the thump was very, very loud. I have heard dinosaurs thump like that before.

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“Convincing family relationships enhance Boo’s experiences; child-centered dialogue abets the taut pacing. Engaging double-page drawings extend the text with humor and warmth. Brooks’s illustrations vary shading to depict the fully realized characters. The dinosaur’s dynamic expressions provide a warm immediacy to the engaging plot, and Boo’s bouncy pigtails convey her youthful exuberance. The successful balance between fantasy and realism creates a satisfying chapter-book selection.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“Lots of fun for sharing and reading aloud.”—Booklist

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Betsy Byars; illustrations by Erik Brooks

BETSY BYARS, a Newbery Medalist, has written beginning readers such as The Golly Sisters, chapter books such as the bestselling Tornado, and novels such as Summer of the Swans and The Pinballs. She and her husband live in South Carolina.  ERIK BROOKS is the illustrator of Boo’s Dinosaur and Shirley Climo’s Monkey Business. He is also the author and illustrator of Slow Days, Fast Friends, among others. Erik lives in Winthrop,Washington, with his family.

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Boo's Surprise
Betsy Byars; illustrations by Erik Brooks

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
August 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805088175
ISBN10: 0805088172
Chapter Book
5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, 48 pages, Includes black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 6 to 9
Grade Range: 1 to 4 Information for Librarians

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F&P Level A-Z: K

$15.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
August 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429963695
ISBN10: 1429963697
Chapter Book48 pages, Includes black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 6 to 9
Grade Range: 1 to 4
$9.99
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