Boo's Dinosaur (Hardcover)

By Betsy Cromer Byars, Erik Brooks (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805079586, 41pp.

Publication Date: September 19, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/22/2008)
Paperback (9/19/2006)

List Price: 17.99*
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An early chapter book from Newbery Medal winner Betsy Byars

When Boo brings home a dinosaur that only she can see, her brother Sammy, doesn't want to encourage her antics. Boo and her dinosaur are inseparable until Boo says good-bye to the dino quite suddenly.

When Sammy sees how sad his sister is, he understands Boo's need for her dinosaur more than he wants to admit. So much so that he almost believes it . . . almost.

Betsy Byars has written many chapter books, including "Little Horse" and "Little Horse on His Own." Her language, perfectly tailored to beginning readers, combines with Erik Brooks's charming illustrations to make a delightful book for children who are just starting to read.

"Boo's Dinosaur" is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author

Betsy Byars, a Newbery Medal winner for "The Summer of the Swans," is the author of many popular books for children. She and her husband live in South Carolina. Erik Brooks illustrated "Monkey Business," by Shirley Climo, among other books. He lives with his wife and daughter in Winthrop, Washington.