To Oliver, a rock can be almost anything-even a dinosaur!
In this follow-up to Oliver and his Alligator, Oliver spots a rock on the playground. But it's not just any rock-he's sure it's a dinosaur egg. And once it hatches, he has the best new friend he could ask for. They sail to a deserted island and even launch into outer space. But as great as it is to travel with his dinosaur alone, Oliver realizes that it is even more fun when all of his friends bring their imaginations along for the ride!
The simple, spare pastel pencil and digitally colored illustrations masterfully use both white space and the page turn to add to the humor. - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Schmid focuses on how a child uses imagination to devour, and finally to conquer, a fear of socializing. - Publishers Weekly
The pink-cheeked little boy and his classmates are simply sketched but brimming with individuality. Young readers who are about to begin school will identify with the hero of this quirky story. - School Library Journal
A comfortable story to help ease young readers with their own transitions. - Booklist Online