A large egg appears in the backyard. Is it a giant canary? A large lizard? A huge turtle? It’s not any of those things. . . . It’s a DINOSAUR! Follow a day filled with mayhem and excitement in the life of Dino as he causes havoc in the house, makes new friends, and learns right from wrong (the goldfish is not food!). Having an enormous dinosaur in the house can definitely be tricky, but Dino loves his people and they love him. A gloriously fun romp through the trials of owning a pet, told with a deft humorous touch and an iconic visual style by debut creator Diego Vaisberg.
Young readers with big dogs or younger sibs will easily relate, though in contrast to the moodier, bright red dino in Bob Shea’s Dinosaur vs. series, this one is a good-natured sort, invariably smiling toothily as he romps and stomps through Vaisberg’s minimally detailed, two-toned indoor and outdoor settings, created digitally but with a look that blends watercolor and printmaking…A bright, buoyant addition to both the "giant pet" and "new sibling" genres. —Kirkus Reviews
The text is well written and easy to read, but it’s the illustrations that provide the amusing surprises. The red and blue color scheme works surprisingly well in directing the eye to the humorous elements. A delightful story that’s bound to work well as a read-aloud and be popular in most collections. —School Library Journal