If I Had A Raptor

If I Had A Raptor

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Our heroine can't think of anything better than bringing home a baby raptor -all teensy and tiny, fluffy and funny. It would cuddle and play, stalk birds and dust bunnies, and curl up on laps. In short, it would be the perfect pet! Readers may notice striking similarities between the raptor's behavior and that of a more common house pet.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2014
ISBN: 9780763660123
Branch Call Number: E OCO
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations


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Nov 25, 2016

A dinosaur book that doesn't star a white kid? FINALLY! And this gal has seriously prehistoric taste in pets. Luckily she has the smarts to back it up. I'm not sure why any grownups would sign off on this plan, but really, if you were a kid and saw a box labeled "free raptors" wouldn't you at least be tempted? It's a simple story, but O'Connor's drawings of this little girl and her large companion are cute, sweet, and clever.

Mar 13, 2016

This book is so flippin cute!

Dec 30, 2014

My 3.5yo daughter and 1.5yo son think this book is hilarious. It's fun to read aloud, and the sarcasm makes it entertaining for adults, too. Adorable pictures!

ChristchurchKids Jul 21, 2014

Lots of kids would agree with the adorable, poofy-pigtailed heroine of this book when she declares that having a dinosaur for a pet would be "the best thing ever." The imaginative little girl daydreams about how she'd pluck a fluffy blue baby dino out of a box labelled "Free Raptors," and how she and "Dinah" would be the best of friends, no matter how big Dinah grew (or how early the nocturnal raptor woke her up).

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