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Welcome to the World Elise!

Today, I became a proud Aunt for the first time to my little niece Elise. So in honor of my new niece, I decided to review one of my all time favorite children's books. Someday I'll be reading this one to you, Elise!:)

Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff

About the Book: When Danny visits the museum, he discovers that there's a dinosaur there that's still alive! Danny and his new friend the dinosaur end up spending a fun filled day together, playing hid and seek, helping people cross the street, and giving rides to Danny's friends.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Danny and the Dinosaur was one of the books I had my parents read to me over and over again. I would take it bed with me and read it every day. I even heard the story so much, I could recite the story and knew when to turn the pages to make it look like I was really reading it. I'm not sure if it was the idea of having a fun dinosaur as a pet or the pictures or the simple story, but something about this book made me smile every time I read it. I went on to learn to read to all of Syd Hoff's books and Danny and the Dinosaur helped me become the reader I am now. This book will forever hold a special place in my heart. Thanks for teaching me the joy of reading, Danny and the Dinosaur!

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  1. That is a good book! One of my favorites was The Poky Little Puppy

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  2. Danny and the Dinosaur just celebrated its 50th anniverary last year, selling over 10 million copies worldwide. It's certainly a wonderful book! In an effort to honor and preserve the rich, creative legacy of Syd Hoff, I've created www.SydHoff.org. Enjoy reading more about the man behind the dinosaur... Carol, Syd's niece.

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  3. Carol-
    Thank you for sharing that site-you just made my day!:)
    -Sarah

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