by Carol Carrick
illustrated by Donald Carrick
As Patrick and his brother are raking leaves, Patrick provides a fantastical explanation for what happened to the dinosaurs--essentially, they used to live in harmony with people but got frustrated when the humans didn't want to learn (preferring only recess and lunch) so they built a spaceship and flew away.
In response to Patrick's fantastical
tale, Hank, his older brother, then provides scientific explanations.
Full of brightly colored, imaginative illustrations and lots of good
"For sharing and laughing over together, or for independent reading, this superlative partnership of text and illustration will satisfy even the most passionate dinosaur buffs." (School Library Journal)
An American Library Association Notable Children's Book!
Interest Level: K- Gr. 2 DRA Level: 18 Lexile Measure: 540L
Grade Level Equiv: 3.3 Guided Reading: K
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