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Dogosaurus Rex

Dogosaurus Rex

Anna Staniszewski; illustrations by Kevin Hawkes

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


Ben can’t wait to adopt the best dog in the world. On a trip to the shelter, he sees dogs of all kinds, but none of them are quite right.

Then he finds Sadie. Sadie is big—really big. She says “roar” instead of “woof” and she doesn’t fit inside the house, but Ben knows she’s the best dog in the world. Now if only she could stop causing so much trouble!

Dogosaurus Rex is a hilarious tale of a very special dog (with a prehistoric twist) that will have you roaring—just like Sadie.

Praise for Dogosaurus Rex

"This delightfully mischievous story . . . . brings to mind vintage children’s books." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This [book] rises above the herd." —Kirkus Reviews

"This upbeat and original story stresses the importance of compassion and giving everyone a second chance. . . . A delightful and funny read-aloud that will entice children of all ages." —School Library Journal

"Viewers are in for a treat with this fetching story." —The Bulletin

Praise for Power Down, Little Robot:

“Charming . . . This little red robot will do anything to avoid going to sleep.” —Kirkus Reviews

“After reading this, more than one child may look forward to the moment when his 'dream sequence [is] initiated.'” —The Wall Street Journal

“The universality of resisting bedtime rings true. Give this one to sophisticated preschoolers.” —Booklist

Reviews from Goodreads

Anna Staniszewski; illustrations by Kevin Hawkes

Anna Staniszewski is the author of Power Down, Little Robot, illustrated by Tim Zeltner, as well as several well-loved books for tweens. She lives near Boston with her husband, their daughter, and their (furry, normal-sized) dog, Emma.

Kevin Hawkes is an award-winning illustrator and all-around lover of the outdoors. He’s illustrated more than forty books for children, including the bestselling Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen. He lives with his wife and children in Gorham, Maine.

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