Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo – William Joyce


 Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo – William Joyce, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, (9781481489478), c1988, 2017

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book? Originally published in 1988, the classic returns to delight yet another generation. The story has no problem being just as wacky and wonderful as it was twenty-nine years ago. The eccentric Lazardo family is firm believers in the education and thrills that travel provides. While traveling in Africa, young Scotty Lazardo brings a dinosaur into camp, one that appears to be a brontosaurus. The family is thrilled, throwing open their arms to embrace this newest member of their family that they name Bob. Once back home, however, some of the neighbors object to Bob so the family decides to move somewhere that Bob will be welcome. But they miss their home in Pimloco Hills and Bob, of course, finds a way to save the day.

Anything you did not like about this book? One of those rare perfect ones.

To whom would you recommend this book? If you have not read the book, then you are in for a super treat and so are all the children to whom you read it. And if you have read it, you can visit an old friend.

Who should buy this book? Public and elementary school libraries and child-care centers.

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 4/23/2017

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