Project Description


Never Follow a Dinosaur

by Alex Latimer

Sally and Joe are convinced that the mysterious footprints they have discovered must belong to a dinosaur! Could it be?

Join them as they follow the clues to find out… But wait—what if Sally and Joe are right? What if it really is a dinosaur?

This clever, cumulative caper from quirky and hilarious Alex Latimer is a joy to read aloud. With bold visual storytelling, this intriguing mystery will test readers’ deductive reasoning from start to finish.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-704-5
Publication Date: 9/1/2016
Page Count: 32
Size: 10-1/2″ x 9-1/4″
Age Range: 4 – 8
Language: English
AR Level: 3.6
F&P: GRL L, Gr 2, Genre F
Lexile: AD670L
Themes: Assumptions and Expectations, Deduction, Cumulative Stories
BISAC 1: JUV002060 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
BISAC 2: JUV013070 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings
BISAC 3: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories


“A goofy romp with a very lovable dinosaur at its center that never loses its (very small) footing.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“A fun, absurd tale about two children with big imaginations.”―School Library Journal

“Coming up with clues and imagining the possibilities are very humorous and the illustrations are sure to appeal to young readers.” ―Mrs. Knott’s Book Nook blog


Alabama Camellia Award (Nominee, Grades K-1)―Alabama Department of Education, 2017-2018

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Meet the Author/Illustrator

Alex Latimer lives in South Africa near the border of a national park. So when not writing or drawing, he spends his free time shooing baboons out of his lounge. He has written several picture books for children. You can visit his website here.