A family brings a most unusual souvenir home after vacation in this classic picture book from the brilliant mind that brought you The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
The Lazardo family has brought back a peculiar souvenir from their trip to Africa…a dinosaur! Ah, but Bob is the friendly sort of dinosaur. The kind who enjoys playing the trumpet and tossing around a baseball. Bob is an instant neighborhood hit…until his love of chasing cars with his dog pals stirs up trouble with the police for “disturbing the peace.” But it’s the Pimlico Pirates’ opening game and Bob’s love of baseball might just be his get-out-of-jail-free card…
Who says there's no improving on success? Not funnyman author-illustrator William Joyce, who has just added 16 pages of mirth to Dinosaur Bob: And His Adventures with the Family Lazardo (HarperCollins/Geringer, $16, 48p, ages 4-8 ). This expanded version of the popular tale (originally published in 1988) even includes a song: ``The Ballad of Dinosaur Bob,'' sung to the tune of ``Auld Lang Syne.'' Can the music video be far behind?