Young Reader in the Making

Young Reader in the Making

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Book 52: Danny and the Dinosaur

Book 52: Danny and the Dinosaur, by Syd Hoff, Harper Collins 1958.  Preschool to Early Elementary

Danny is 52 years old and doesn't look a day over eight. Ah, the immortality of a good book.

This book is rather long to read to toddlers, as in it has a lot of pages. But my toddler stayed still for the whole book. Probably because there are only a couple of lines on each page and wonderful, colorful, large illustrations above the words. There is a courtesy in older books that is missing from most newer books. At least, I miss it.

I imagine in another 52 years, young children will still read about Danny and the dinosaur. And they will still find them charming.

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