Item description for The Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket Creek by Evelyn Sibley Lampman & Hubert Buel...
Suppose you were hunting around in the desert for a fossil and instead you found a real (and very large) dinosaur, genus Stegosaurus. Joan and Joey Brown did! Only nobody would believe they had found one, which was just as well because George (as they called him) was very shy.
He was a loyal friend, though, and he did his best to help the twins with their schemes to make money to finance their mother's dry little ranch on Cricket Creek. George ate sagebrush, looked for fossils, and fought an airplane (which he thought was a Pteranodon) with faithful enthusiasm, but his nut-sized brain often made him more hindrance than help. Especially when he went after the bank robber!
Mrs. Lampman has told her hilarious story so convincingly that you'll be looking for dinosaurs around every mesa. And who knows? Maybe you'll find one!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2007
Publisher Purple House Press
ISBN 1930900376 ISBN13 9781930900370
Reviews - What do customers think about The Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket Creek?
The Shy Stegosaurus Jan 29, 2008
I have a friend whose grandson loves dinosaurs. I bought this book and "The Enormous Egg" for him. He will enjoy both. I've read both books to my class and they have liked them.
A great book for children Nov 8, 2007
All throughout elementary school, I took this book out of my school library so many times that the librarian used to make me wait a few weeks between each borrowing so other kids could read it too. All these many years later (I'm 44 now) I've asked my husband to buy it for me for Christmas so I can share this wonderful story with my two daughers. They don't make them like this anymore. A truly delightful and heartfelt story that will make you laugh and cry and be so happy that you read it.
fond memories for me, too Oct 3, 2006
I, too, loved this book as a shy-ish kid and am so glad to see it re-printed so I can share it with my grandchildren. I really, really wish someone would reprint "City Under the Back Steps", also by Lampman.
Which way did they go, George? Mar 14, 2006
I got this book when I was a kid (about 30 years ago), but never got around to reading it. I was looking around the bookshelf for something to read a few days ago, and came across it. I figured, well, why not read it? It's about twelve year old twins, Joan and Joey, who discover a stegosaurus living on their ranch. He has been alive for millions of years, and he can actually talk. But he's shy, you see, and doesn't want the kids to tell anyone else about him. I won't give away any more of the plot, but I will say that this is an enjoyable kids book.
Excellent Book. Just as advertised. Jul 21, 2005
I had this book in a Paperback Edition when I was in elementary school. That was back in the early 1960's. Unfortunately I lost the book and was never able to find it again. Then I joined this site and did some book looking and I found this book. It is brand new and a hard cover edition as well. I am extremely pleased with my purchase. William Zinner