Dad and the Dinosaur


Author: Gennifer Choldenki

Illustrator: Dan Santat

Nicholas was afraid of the dark outside his door, the bushes where the giant bugs lived and the underside of manhole covers.

His dad was not afraid of anything.

Nicholas wishes he could be as brave as his dad, but he needs help, in the form of a toy dinosaur. Dinosaurs like the dark. Bugs are nothing to them. They eat manhole covers for lunch (and everything under them for dinner). With his toy dinosaur safely in his pocket, Nicholas can be brave too: scaling climbing walls, swimming in deep water, even scoring the winning soccer goal. But when the dinosaur goes missing, there’s only one person who can help find him: Dad. And dads know that having a little help tackling your fears isn’t something to be embarassed about. It’s just guy stuff.