Dad and the Dinosaur

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Perfect Picture Book Friday

dadanddinosaur.jpgDad and the Dinosaur (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2017) by Gennifer Choldenko and illustrated by Dan Santat was "just right." It was sweet, had humor, a problem and solution, and a happy ending.

Nicholas is afraid of the dark, but his dad is not afraid of anything. Nicholas tries to be brave like his dad, but needs help. Big help. He needs a dinosaur. "When Little Nick had his dinosaur in his pocket, he was just as brave as Big Nick." But what happens when Nicholas' dinosaur is lost?

I love the relationship between Nicholas and his dad.

If you aren't familiar with author Gennifer Choldenko, don't forget to check out her wonderful middle grade books, too. You can find them here along with 5 other picture books.

Dan Santat is a prolific illustrator and an author himself, too. Look at his long list of picture books, chapter books and graphic novels here.

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