Caring for Your Pet Dinosaur

Having a pet dinosaur is no joke. From dealing with the dinosaur's incredible size to figuring out how to feed it, owning a dino is hard work! Before they bring home a T. Rex egg or adopt a fully-grown Diplodocus, help readers explore, through humorous, narrative text, what it would take to actually have a pet dinosaur.

books in series: 6

series list price: $205.50

your price: $143.70

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Booklist, Series Review, August 2022

Keeping up with a dinosaur is a lot of responsibility. Luckily, the Caring for Your Pet Dinosaur series offers helpful tips to new owners. Short, easy chapters in a direct, conversational style mimic traditional pet care books, offering advice on understanding, feeding, and grooming your dinosaur as an amusing way to introduce dinosaur facts. A combination of cartoon dinosaurs and their young owners and photo-realistic digital images adds to the fun. Taking Care of Your Diplodocus reveals this dinosaur's large physical size, tiny brain, and how it hatched from an egg (so "don't eat scrambled eggs near it"). Taking Care of Your Iguanodon describes how this plant-eating dinosaur must watch out for its meat-eating counterparts: "That's why you should NEVER sneak up on an Iggie." Taking Care of Your Triceratops plays up the unusual physical features of this horned dinosaur: "Your family can play ring toss using its horns." Taking Care of Your Velociraptor spotlights this smaller dinosaur's speed and feathers ("And it's incredibly proud of them. Make sure to give your pet lots of compliments."). The final chapter of each book admits to the high jinks and sets the record straight, explaining that dinosaurs are extinct, while concluding extension questions bridge facts and fantasy in this humor-driven high-low series.


Titles in This Series

Taking Care of Your Velociraptor
Taking Care of Your Triceratops
Taking Care of Your T. Rex
Taking Care of Your Stegosaurus
Taking Care of Your Iguanodon
Taking Care of Your Diplodocus
Taking Care of Your Velociraptor
Taking Care of Your Triceratops
Taking Care of Your T. Rex
Taking Care of Your Stegosaurus
Taking Care of Your Iguanodon
Taking Care of Your Diplodocus
Taking Care of Your DiplodocusTaking Care of Your Diplodocus
Taking Care of Your IguanodonTaking Care of Your Iguanodon
Taking Care of Your StegosaurusTaking Care of Your Stegosaurus
Taking Care of Your T. RexTaking Care of Your T. Rex
Taking Care of Your TriceratopsTaking Care of Your Triceratops
Taking Care of Your VelociraptorTaking Care of Your Velociraptor