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Authors: Jon Surgal

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Have You Seen My Dinosaur?

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Text copyright © 2010 by Jon Surgal
Illustrations copyright © 2010 by Joe Mathieu

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Surgal, Jon.
Have You Seen My Dinosaur? / Jon Surgal ; illustrated by Joe Mathieu. — 1st ed.
p. cm. — (Beginner books)
Summary: A five-year-old boy searches high and low for his missing dinosaur, and the people
he asks for help do not believe such a creature actually exists.
eISBN: 978-0-375-98261-3
[1. Stories in rhyme. 2. Dinosaurs—Fiction. 3. Lost and found possessions—Fiction.]
I. Mathieu, Joseph, ill. II. Title.
PZ8.3.S966Hav 2010 [E]—dc22 2007043166

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This book is for Kitty Winn,
with Kitty knows what and Kitty knows what for

With love to Kristen and Alex

Have you seen my dinosaur?

He’s large. He’s green. He likes to roar.


He sometimes likes a little drink.


So have you seen him in the sink?


Or could he be outside the door?

Please, have you seen my dinosaur?


I have not seen your dinosaur.

There’s no such creature anymore.


I have not seen him in the sink.

He would not fit in there, I think.


I KNOW he’s not outside the door!

I have not seen your dinosaur!


I’ve got to find my dinosaur.

He’s never once been lost before.


He’s hard to miss. He’s very large.

He’s larger than a river barge.


He likes to take a nap at four.

Please help me find my dinosaur.


I cannot find your dinosaur.

There’s no such thing, not anymore.


A dinosaur cannot be found—

From deepest deep to highest ground.


From shore to ship or ship to shore,

You will not find your dinosaur!

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