HAVE YOU SEEN MY INVISIBLE DINOSAUR? by Helen Yoon, Candlewick, May 9, 2023, Hardcover, $18.99 (ages 3-7)
A special friend goes missing after a bath in Helen Yoon’s lovely new picture book, Have You Seen My Invisible Dinosaur?
Help! This little girl has lost her best friend. He’s a dinosaur (not the extinct kind). He’s enormous (bigger than a panda!). He was last seen before she gave him a bath and washed off all the mud (maybe that wasn’t a good idea?). She’s tried to lure him with snacks and put up Lost Dinosaur posters, but nothing has helped. If only it weren’t such a clear day — if only it were raining, or snowing, or the leaves were falling, or . . . something. Would it help if she drew a picture? —Synopsis provided by Candlewick
There are some books you just know are going to be a hit as soon as they cross your path. That’s exactly the case with Have You Seen My Invisible Dinosaur? The entire book is a delight, and even my 9-year-old wanted to take it for a spin.
This whimsical tale is a celebration of a child’s imagination and their doggedness to see things through. The charming illustrations will have little ones giggling up a storm. I highly recommend this one.
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