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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reissue edition (12 Feb 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064440028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064440028
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,152,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It is a great pleasure to see what miracles can be wrought with simple words, imagination, and understanding of children."-- Language Arts

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Danny loves dinosaurs. When he sees one at the museun and says, "It would be nice to play with a dinosaur," a voice answers, "And I think it would be nice to play with you." So begins Dannys and the dinosaur's wonderful adventure together!

But a dinosaur is no ordinary playmate. Even the most everyday activities become extraordinary, like finding a big-enough place to hide a dinosaur in a game of hide-and-seek, and keeping him from knocking over houses with his long tail. But Danny can teach a old dinosaur new tricks. It's the most fun this dinosaur has had in a hundred million years!

Originally published as An I Can Read Book over 40 years ago, this classic story is perfect for reading together.

Danny's out on the town with a real live dinosaur. And whether they're eating ice cream or playing hide-and-seek, these two are having one hundred million years of fun--all in one day.

Outstanding Children's Books of 1958 (NYT)


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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com on 28 Mar 2005
Format: Paperback
I first reviewed Syd Hoff's "Danny and the Dinosaur" as a seven year-old. In second grade, we called it a book report, but my feelings on the book haven't changed. Danny's adventure includes a visit to the ballpark, which still has me smiling. Also, like hiding an elephant, Danny discovers playing hide-and-seek with a dinosaur can be difficult.
While the writing and drawings aren't on par with "Make for Ducklings," or "Mike Milligan and the Steam Shovel," it capably compares to H. A. Rey's "Curious George" series. "Clifford, the Big Red Dog" readers will connect with Danny playing with an oversized lizard.
The text is simple, and the story is sweet, unencumbered by the intentional messaging found in many modern children's books. It is just a fun, silly story. It helped me learn to read and to love books. Maybe Danny's tale can help your son or daughter read too.
I fully recommend "Danny and the Dinosaur" by Syd Hoff.
Anthony Trendl
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the book was in excellent condition and was for my daughter she read it when she was young and brought a tear to her eyes and when she opened it on christmas morning it still brought a tear to her eyes 10/10
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Danny Helped Me Learn to Read 30 Sep 2004
By A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I first reviewed Syd Hoff's "Danny and the Dinosaur" as a seven year-old. In second grade, we called it a book report, but my feelings on the book haven't changed. Danny's adventure includes a visit to the ballpark, which still has me smiling. Also, like hiding an elephant, Danny discovers playing hide-and-seek with a dinosaur can be difficult.

While the writing and drawings aren't on par with "Make for Ducklings," or "Mike Milligan and the Steam Shovel," it capably compares to H. A. Rey's "Curious George" series. "Clifford, the Big Red Dog" readers will connect with Danny playing with an oversized lizard.

The text is simple, and the story is sweet, unencumbered by the intentional messaging found in many modern children's books. It is just a fun, silly story. It helped me learn to read and to love books. Maybe Danny's tale can help your son or daughter read too.

I fully recommend "Danny and the Dinosaur" by Syd Hoff.

Anthony Trendl
editor, HungarianBookstore.com
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
A book kids and parents will both enjoy... 1 Feb 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A boy meets a dinosaur in a museum and the dinosaur follows him home for a visit. This fantasy appeals to a child's desire to befriend the creatures that fascinate them. It's a gentle story, with no sad or scary parts. The dinosaur and the boy do "cool" things together, but also treat one another, and others, kindly.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Book and tape review 19 Mar 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette
There are plenty of reviews of this book, I want to give my thoughts on the book and tape package available. There is a nice introduction and conclusion offered by the narrator and one side has page turn signals, while the other does not. While this is an unabridged recording, the narrator actually adds words on page 18, which may confuse the child trying to follow along in the book. Also, sometimes the narrator's child voices come across as whiney and nasal. However, all things considered, I feel this is a worthwhile purchase.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
childhood treasure 22 Mar 2000
By Jim Gleason - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I absolutely adored this book as a child and am so thrilled tobe able to purchase it for my 3 year old son. I am sure that it willbecome a bedtime favorite of his just as it was mine so many years ago! I have never forgotten the name of this book and have looked forward to reading it to my children for as long as I can remember.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
NEPHEW LOVES IT 13 Nov 2004
By Dawn Dellarocco - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought this book for my nephew Wyatt who is in second grade and he loves this book. He must have read this book millions of times over. I loved this book as a kid and I think that it has helped him take an interest in reading. The story is great, I love the illustrations and I think that the dinosaur is COOL and CUTE. A timeless classic. I love Danny and the Dinosaur GOES TO CAMP and the birthday book. I have read a lot of SYD HOFF books when I was a kid. THEY'RE GREAT.
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