Walking with Dinosaurs: Friends Stick Together (I Can Read Book 2)
Long ago in the Arctic, some baby dinosaurs were born. They would grow to be large, plant-eating Pachyrhinosuarus. Large plates on their heads are called frills. Mother watches over the nest of babies. The littlest one is Patchi. One day he wanders from the nest. A Troodon, a feather-covered dinosaur, grabs Patchi and runs off. But Patchi’s father, Bulldust, saves Patchi and scares the Troodon away. Patchi is hurt. He has a hole in his frill he notices when he sees his shadow and sees light shining through. The Troodon must have taken a bite of his frill! Patchi had a companion. An Alexornis named Alex was a bird that sits on Patchi’s frill and snacks on the insects that land there. One day, Patchi follows a butterfly into the woods and near a stream, he finds a young female Pachyrhinosaurus named Juniper. They become friends and have quite an adventure when they become separated from their herd when moving to the winter grounds.
Young kids love dinosaurs and they will not be disappointed with this book. The reading is challenging enough to hold the interest of emerging readers, but the book is less a story than an introduction.