By George O’Connor
We all know there’s a big difference between cats and dogs, but George O’Connor highlights those differences with dinosaurs (and who doesn’t love a dinosaur?). In his new book, a boy brings home a triceratops to guard his yard and play with him. Like a dog, the triceratops would need a big yard and a would like to go for walks. The boy has everything planned out, like how he wouldn’t let his dinosaur chew on bones because she might choke (but also because they might be a relative of hers). He knows he’ll need to give her baths when she’s dirty and clean up after her, but it would all be worth it.
The humorous and wild illustrations in If I Had a Triceratops take each statement to the extreme. Your little readers will be delighted with the idea of bathing a giant dinosaur, and giggle when they see the triceratops trying to fit in her tiny dog house. Whether you have a dog, or just like dinosaurs, this book is sure to be a delight.
Make sure you check out George O’Connor’s other book If I Had a Raptor, the catlike companion to If I Had a Triceratops.
Recommended for ages 3-7.