Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
Syd Hoff is a well-known children’s author, and I found many of his titles on various book lists, especially for early readers. Why did I pick this one to try first? Simple – the library had it on the shelf and immediately available, so into the bag it went.
And then I never saw it again, as my son grabbed it out of the library bag and read it to himself. He took it to bed at night, and asked to stay up a little bit longer to finish a couple more pages. He stretched it out over several days, but he loved it!
I never even heard him read it, but he’d tell me about it the next day, so I know he was reading it.
It was so exciting for me to have found a book that grabbed him enough to want to read it all on his own. I’ve already got Hoff’s Sammy the Seal requested for our next trip, and there are two more Danny titles to get later, plus plenty more by the author.
Reading success! I love it!
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