Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Lizard from the Park

Lizard from the Park
By Mark Pett
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2015. Picture Book.

On his way home from school, Leonard cuts through the park and comes across a curious-looking egg and decides to take it home with him. The next morning the egg cracks open to reveal a lizard which Leonard names Buster. Leonard shows Buster all his favorite places in the city and soon Buster (who turns out to be a Tyrannosaurs Rex) grows so large that Leonard can no longer keep him in his room and moves him up to his apartment building’s roof. But Leonard knows it won’t be long before Buster outgrows his new home, so he needs to come up with a plan to return Buster to his home in the park to be with his family.

Lizard from the Park is a clever take on the boy and his pet dinosaur story. The humorous and ingenious way Leonard figures out how to return Buster to the park will have kids’ imaginations turning, pondering how they would solve the problem. An enjoyable read for any dinosaur fan.

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