Richler, Mordecai Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur
New York Alfred A Knopf 1987 0771074840 / 9780771074844 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Illustrated by Eyolfson, Norman
Spine very slightly slanted, corners somewhat bumped. DJ shows minor edgewear along top, bottom edge has three small closed tears, corners slightly bumped. A bright, attractive copy.
"Whose parents would give their 8-year-old son a dinosaur for a pet? Not Jacob Two-Two's parents--at least not intentionally. But Dippy, as Jacob names him because of the thoughtful way he dips his head, is not the cute little green lizard everyone thinks he is. In fact, he's no lizard at all, and as the months pass it becomes painfully obvious that he's not little either. As Dippy grows bigger. . . and bigger. . . and bigger, he begins to attract some very big attention--and before Jacob knows exactly why or how, he is on the run from the entire Canadian government with a full-grown genuine Diplodocus dinosaur to hide." A background in editorial commentary is evidenced in the unusual black and white illustrations by Norman Eyolfson
Age Level: Grades 3-7; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall