How to Catch a Daddysaurus (How to Catch #19)

by Alice Walstead (Author) Andy Elkerton (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: How to Catch

The How to Catch Kids are at it again! This time, they're out to trap the Daddysaurus--a mystical creature capable of such amazing acts of kindness, bravery, brilliance and humor.

The kids try to trap the creature with all his favorite activities, but will they succeed? Maybe all they need is a little sweetness to make this awesome Daddysaurus appear! The perfect gift for children ages 4-10 to share with Dad at Father's Day, Christmas, and beyond, this fun dinosaur picture book is filled with silly rhymes and illustrations sure to delight young readers and educators alike with STEAM concepts and classic hilarity and chaos.

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School Library Journal

A tale of traps, rhymes, and holiday cheer for Father's Day, as part of the ongoing "How to Catch" series. A group of kids is trying to catch a Daddysaurus, without much luck. With each new trap they set, the kids talk about what a Daddysaurus does for them and how much they love him. The story is formulaic; with each trap, the kids describe some awesome thing about the Daddysaurus with simple vocabulary and basic rhymes. Illustrations work well with the text, helping to make the story clearer at points as they effectively show the journey of the kids trying to build a successful Daddysaurus trap. The story also encourages positive team building values, as it shows the children working together to achieve their goal. Eagle-eyed readers may see the hidden Daddysaurus in the background of each trap. VERDICT A great Father's Day story for those who want to talk about their dads and how much they mean to them.—Margaret Kennelly

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Sourcebooks Wonderland
Publication date
April 04, 2023
How to Catch
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV002060 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
JUV057000 - Juvenile Fiction | Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)
JUV017140 - Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Father's Day
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