Article Title

Adopting a Dinosaur


Lindsey Smith


Dependable, Preschool, Primary, Friendship, Pets, Dinosaurs

Document Type

Book Review


Ali wants a dog, a cat, a parrot, an elephant, really any animal will do; but the pet that she ends up with is a baby dinosaur. When Ali’s parents refuse to get her a pet, she is despondent, until she comes across a giant egg on her way home from school. Ali cares for her egg until it hatches into a dinosaur, then she sneakily convinces her parents to let her keep it. Playing with her new friend is fun until the dinosaur’s parents show up to take it home, and Ali is left petless again. Yet, in true happy ending fashion, Ali’s new buddy still stops in for visits, so their friendship is able to continue.