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this week's library book

Forgive me for not posting more of our finds at the library. I got a little distracted with the holidays, but we are now settling back into our normal routine. Have you met Dinosaur Bob? If not, let me introduce you.

Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo is a lovely little book written and illustrated by William Joyce. The Lazardo family find Bob during safari in Africa (they are quite the globetrotters). When little Scotty asks dad if they can keep him, he replies "I don't see why not." 

So Dinosaur Bob comes home to live with the Lazardos in Pimlico Hills. He makes a lovely pet.. he can play the trumpet and even scare away burglars. But his biggest love is baseball, and he's got one heck of a swing.

After a bit of trouble, he earns a spot on the local baseball team, the Pimlico Pirates. And in due time Bob wins the whole town over, even the mayor's cranky wife.

Do you know what I love most about this book? I love the Lazardo family. They are always singing and dancing and going on adventures and just having so much fun as a family.. even if it's just eating dinner on the porch or doing a quick hokey pokey. I'd like my little family to be a bit more like them. 

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Reader Comments (8)

What a fun book! Have you seen Every Friday? If not, you should check it out, it reminds me of you.

01.16.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndi

I really enjoy your library picks, I love children's literature! I recently bought one that you had suggested and really love the story.

01.16.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

This sounds incredibly sweet - I'll check it out. We got When You Were Small on your recommendation and love it.

01.16.2009 | Unregistered CommenterLecia

This was my absolute favorite book when I was little!

01.17.2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrenna

My daughter is twelve but we spent many years aspiring to be as cool as the Lazado Family. Mr Joyce is brillant!

02.11.2009 | Unregistered Commenteranniec

YES! dinosaur bob! one of my students just asked about this book, and i said, 'hmm...i don't see why we don't have that!' definitely need to get it for our library (i'm a school librarian).

thanks for all the 'library book of the week' posts.

02.11.2009 | Unregistered Commentermindi m.

i would have to say that william joyce is one of my absolute favorites when it comes to illustrated childrens books he was my favorite as a child and he still is

your a wonderful mom for getting your daughter this book please keep it up ^_^

02.13.2009 | Unregistered Commenterthea

Oh, my gosh! My son is almost 13, but this was his favorite book when he was a little boy. I saved it for him so that he can read it to his kids. Great book!

02.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTera

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