If the Dinosaurs Came Back

Bibliographic Information: Most, Bernard. If the Dinosaurs Came Back. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. Print.

Brief Annotation: This book is about a child loving dinosaurs and wishing they would come back.  The child thinks about everything that would make life easier if the dinosaurs did exist again.  At the end of the book, there is a page dedicated to all of the names that we would call the dinosaurs.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: Kindergarten-3

Reader who will like this: Students who are really interested in dinosaurs will love this book.  Children who also have a great imagination and love to wonder about everything, will find this book to be incredibly interesting.

Rating/Response: 4, this book is a bit old and the picture are outdated.  But I love the questions and other things that this book gets everyone thinking about.  Sometimes the oldest books are the best books!

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Can you imagine what it would be like if dinosaurs came back?

Reading Strategy: Questioning

Rationale for Strategy: This book has many ideas that get students wondering about all sorts of different things.  After reading this book, I had at least one question for every page I read and I can’t even imagine how many questions students could come up with.

Posted by: Breanna Richey


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