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Dogosaurus Rex

Written by Anna Staniszewski

Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

Henry Holt

ISBN 978-0-8050-9706-1

Ben can’t wait to adopt the best dog in the world. He finds Sadie.  Sadie is big - really big. This hilarious tale of a very special dog (with a prehistoric twist) will have you roaring!!


“Hawkes’s watercolors play evoking the earnest innocence of a small-town setting in a way that brings to mind vintage children’s books.”
Publisher’s Weekly - starred review

"This upbeat and original story stresses the importance of compassion and giving everyone a second chance. ... A delightful and fun read-abound that will entice children of all ages.”

School Library Journal 

“Viewers are in for a treat with this fetching story.”

The Bulletin

Insider's Scoop

This book reminded me of two of my favorite childhood books: Danny and the Dinosaur (written and illustrated by Syd Hoff), and Robert the Rose Horse (written byJoan Heilbroner and illustrated by P.D. Eastman). I have always loved the idea of a really, large unexpected animal in a town setting.

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