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The Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket Creek (The Shy Stegosaurus #1) Joan And Joey Brown Went Hunting For Dinosaur Fossils And Instead Found A Real Dinosaur, Genus Stegosaurus George As They Called Him Was Very Shy Meet George He S Strong, As A Giant Dinosaur Should Be, Strong Enough To Wreck A Plane Of Course He Thinks It S His Old Enemy, The Flying Pteranodon He S Loyal He Ll Do Anything To Help Joan And Joey Save Their Mother S Ranch At Cricket Creek, Even Chase A Bank Robber He S Shy He S So Shy He Gets Joan And Joey Into Hilarious, Dinosaur Sized Trouble Originally Published In , This Well Loved Classic Returns With All The Original Text By Evelyn Sibley Lampman And Illustrations By Hubert Buel


10 thoughts on “The Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket Creek (The Shy Stegosaurus #1)

  1. says:

    Here s another joyous book from my elementary school days I have not read it since but still remember it fondly George is a stegosaurus who save two children from a rattlesnake We discover that stegosaurus stegosauri are not extinct They are just very shy The two children and George becomes friends It helps that George can talk and he wags his tail when he s happy.There are some vivid descriptions of rural life and ranch living that were exciting to this city kid However it was George Here s another joyous book from my elementary school days I have not read it since but still remember it fondly George is a stegosaurus who save two children from a rattlesnake We discover that stegosaurus stegosauri are not extinct They are just very shy The two children and George becomes friends It helps that George can talk and he wags his tail when he s happy.There are some vivid descriptions of rural life and ranch living that were exciting to this city kid However it was George who won me over This is mostly a book about friendship and tolerance George survives this book and a sequel and I like to think that George is out there somewhere imitating a mountain and waiting for the right kid to come along to be friends with


  2. says:

    I first encountered this book back in sixth grade, and fell in love with it I decided to order it online to see if it was as good as I remembered since some of my other childhood favorites, such as Nothing s Fair in Fifth Grade, actually were , and I read it through.Two twin siblings live on a ranch in the middle of a desert and mountain range, helping out with farming and trying to do what they can in their spare time, which does not include television or any of the modern forms of entertainm I first encountered this book back in sixth grade, and fell in love with it I decided to order it online to see if it was as good as I remembered since some of my other childhood favorites, such as Nothing s Fair in Fifth Grade, actually were , and I read it through.Two twin siblings live on a ranch in the middle of a desert and mountain range, helping out with farming and trying to do what they can in their spare time, which does not include television or any of the modern forms of entertainment we know, as the book was both written in and set in the 1950s One day, as the kids are exploring the mountains, a rattlesnake shows up, and just as suddenly, a talking stegosaurus crushes it flat and saves the kids The stegosaurus is named George once the kids give him a name , and explains that normally he d be too shy to come out of hiding and meet anyone, but he felt the need to save their lives From that point on, since he revealed himself to the two kids, he agrees to become their friend.The story follows both the kids home lives at the ranch, and their experiences with George the stegosaurus On the one side, we see the everyday real life activities on the ranch and the things that happen, such as dealing with financial trouble, housing two strangers that stop by, and clearing out sagebrush George s favorite food, yet a nuisance to the family On the other side, we see the kids friendly encounters with George, and the ways in which his presence, unknown to everyone else, ends up affecting their lives in ways both big and small The story, essentially, is a slice of life story that just happens to have a huge dinosaur in it.And that s what makes the book so interesting and easy to relate to Even though I ve never lived on a ranch, or been to one, nor have I been to the desert, I could relate to the realistic portrayal of everyday life on the ranch, and I could imagine that if I d met a giant talking dinosaur, I too might relate to it the same way the kids do The believability of the mundane makes the fantastic also believable, and fit in perfectly.That s probably the secret to this book s understated success One can readily relate to it, and it just feels like a scene in someone s life where something fantastic happens to occur and change it in subtle ways The story just works.There is one complaint I have, though Shy Stegosaurus is a fun, pleasant little story, but at the same time, the chapters are a little too long, and not much happens within them That s because things happen at a relaxed pace, which is definitely good for building the atmosphere of the characters home lives, but I felt that the pace was a little too slow By the time the book was over, I had enjoyed my time spent with George, but wished that a bithad happened.But that may be a minor complaint for many If you d like to see a story that feels like it could easily be an interesting chapter right out of the life of someone who happened to befriend a dinosaur, then this book is for you


  3. says:

    Another of the seminal books from my childhood I have no idea whether or not it has stood the test of time, I only know that I remember discovering it on the book mobile and loving it I read it multiple times.


  4. says:

    A decent enough kids story about attempts to save an inherited dirt farm with the help of a neighbourly talking dinosaur Not the most cheerful thing in the world and the last part is a bit sudden and flat Then again i was never the biggest fan of the Hulk tv series or Littlest Hobo.


  5. says:

    What kind of ending was that


  6. says:

    I read this a million years ago when I was a child and I loved it then I reread it after coming across it recently, and it brought back such fun memories I had completely forgotten the ins and outs of the plot I had such fun rediscovering George It was nice getting reacquainted with an old friend.


  7. says:

    Ah, an old childhood favorite involving a stegosaurus that has traveled through time, two children on a dying ranch, and a paleontologist with a dreamhaven t read it in years, but will always love.


  8. says:

    I loved this as a kid.


  9. says:

    Read this short children s story for the first time in 40 years during my vacation at Pennsic XLVI on July 31 Yes, it was that short It only took one day It was a gift from a friend for Christmas of 2016 It is a nice little story and I think still in print after all these years I d really like to find the sequel now to complete the collection One thing I noted was that this was written well before the meteor theory was a thing , and it is easy to forget that that theory is so recent Thi Read this short children s story for the first time in 40 years during my vacation at Pennsic XLVI on July 31 Yes, it was that short It only took one day It was a gift from a friend for Christmas of 2016 It is a nice little story and I think still in print after all these years I d really like to find the sequel now to complete the collection One thing I noted was that this was written well before the meteor theory was a thing , and it is easy to forget that that theory is so recent This is highly recommended for children and for nostalgic adults


  10. says:

    If your kid is a dinosaur fan, he or she needs this book Some good science about paleontology and a silly fantasy rolled up with a bit of a crime mystery, topped off with entrepreneurship.


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