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Harry and the dinosaurs make a Christmas wish / Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds.

By: Whybrow, Ian.
Contributor(s): Reynolds, Adrian [illustrator.] | Reynolds, Adrian [illustrator.] | Reynolds, Adrian | Reynolds, Adrian (ill.) [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Harry and the bucket of dinosaurs: ; Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs: Publisher: Mascot, N.S.W. : Koala Books, 2004Edition: First Australian edition.Description: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0864616295.Subject(s): Harry (Fictitious character) -- Pictorial works -- Fiction | Wishes -- Juvenile fiction | Dinosaurs -- Juvenile fiction | Toys -- Juvenile fiction | Ducks -- Juvenile fiction | Christmas -- Juvenile fiction | Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Christmas stories -- Juvenile fiction | Harry (Fictitious character : Whybrow) -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Dinosaurs -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Christmas -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories -- Pictorial works. | Picture booksDDC classification: 823.914 Summary: When Harry brings his toy dinosaurs to Mr. Oakley's farm, they all decide they want a duckling, and even though Mr. Oakley says they only have room at their house for chickens, they wish very hard and ask Santa to deliver a duckling.
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Originally published: London: Puffin, 2003.

When Harry brings his toy dinosaurs to Mr. Oakley's farm, they all decide they want a duckling, and even though Mr. Oakley says they only have room at their house for chickens, they wish very hard and ask Santa to deliver a duckling.

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Publishers Weekly Review

In Harry and the Dinosaurs Make a Christmas Wish by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Adrian Reynolds, the boy and his bucket of dinos wish for one of Mr. Oakley's baby ducklings. Harry finds many other toys he wants for Christmas too, but a present inside an egg under the tree shows that wishes do come true-even if not as expected. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-After seeing some baby ducks on a farm, Harry and his bucketful of tiny, live dinosaurs (well, live to Harry anyway) wish for a duckling for Christmas, but they are enthralled by the baby Pterodactyl they receive instead. The story is very slim, and the cartoon creatures are rounded and cute almost to the point of unrecognizability, but very young dinophiles will probably like it anyway.-E. M. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

(Preschool, Primary) When Harry visits Mr. Oakley's farm at hatching time, Harry's bucketful of toy dinosaurs -- his outspoken alter egos -- insist that he ask for a duckling to take home. (Have they been reading the latest scholarship linking dinosaurs and birds?) Mr. Oakley sends Harry home duckless, but the wish doesn't subside. Christmastime seems like the perfect opportunity, so Harry wishes hard, and on Christmas Eve sets out an egg-shaped container for the dinosaurs in addition to his own stocking. As usual with this series, the humorous text and sweetly happy illustrations mask a few extra layers. The most obvious ending would deliver a live duckling, but the actual gift, a store-bought baby Pterodactyl, will seem disappointing only to those who think it's just another toy for the bucket. True believers will understand that this gift is just as real and will please the dinosaurs (""Raah! Much better than a duckling!"") as much as it pleases Harry. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.