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.