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Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 11:12:30 -0800
From: Michael Andre-Driussi 
Subject: (urth) "Petting Zoo" spoilers

Everybody has different opinions about ranking stories.  Nick Gevers
dislikes "Walking Sticks," but I like it, in fact I probably like it better
than "Hour of Trust."

But now I'm talking about "Petting Zoo."

In short, Roderick and Rex: a boy and a dinosaur.  And the dinosaur is a
tyrannosaurus rex.  Who can talk and is kind of purple in color.

So yes, there is some Barney  in there.  But there is also something
else, I think--something at the edge of my memory.

I turn to the Children's Literature experts we have around here (I know we
have a few).  What was that book, or series of books, maybe by
HarperCollins now, that had illustrations similar to "Curious George" but
was about a boy who grew a dinosaur from an egg and then rode around on its
neck?  A boy in a polka-dot shirt.

Sure, there are probably a bunch.  But I wonder if there is one in
particular that matches the back-story of "Petting Zoo" like Dr. J/Mr. H
matches "Walking Sticks"?


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