Derrick and the Dinosaurs
By Dan Killeen
ISBN 978-0-9898474-4-5 Published Dec 2015 Dist. thru Ingram
Picture book, 48 pages, soft cover, ages 4-8
Derrick loves dinosaurs. He loves playing with toy dinosaurs, reading dinosaur books, and sleeping in dinosaur bedsheets. One morning at school, he gets suspended for roaring like a dinosaur in class. That same day, REAL dinosaurs come stomping into town to cause trouble! Will Derrick use his dinosaur expertise to help save the day, or will he join the prehistoric beasts on their destructive romp?
This humorous story features not-so-scary-looking dinosaurs doing what dinosaurs love to do – stomp around and roar. That is also what little kids, especially Derrick, love to do. RAWR!
While Dan's books are listed for younger kids, the humor and illustrations play on two levels to keep both children and adults entertained. The stories contain a few challenging words meant to expand the vocabulary of young readers and provide a good excuse for parents to read with their kids.