Ten years too late?

We bought this absolutely fabulous children’s book at Goodwill. It’s educational, funny and really a blast to read. Its called A Dinosaur Ate My Home Work, by Ray Nelson, Douglas Kelly & Ben Adams. The lines read like poetry and the cartoon characters are a crack up.

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I googled the authors to try and find more titles, as listed in the book:

The International Adventures of Donovan Willoughby (health and Anatomy)
Greetings From America… (U.S. Geography)
The Seven Seas of Billy’s Bathtub (Ocean and Sea Life)
Connie and Bonnie’s Birthday Blastoff (Astronomy and the Solar System)

And others. Apparently, these books, produced by Flying Rhino Books, were written, bound and distributed in Portland, Oregon to be used in schools in 1994. They cannot be found anywhere now, except used.

I am so bummed! I did manage to order a used copy of Wooden Teeth and Jelly Beans, a book about the U.S. Presidents.

If you can snag one up, I’d recommend it. (Unless you’re die hard against punitive punishment in literature…the dinosaurs did end up with detention and sentences 😉

2 Responses to “Ten years too late?”

  1. Jen Says:

    I did find a few results for Ray Nelson on Amazon. There aren’t images for most and they’re only available through 3rd party sellers. Worth a shot though. :)
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/ref=s_sf_b_as/103-1438731-0521427?index=stripbooks&field-author=Ray+Nelson&x=37&y=7&field-title=&field-subject=&field-asin=&field-publisher=&url=field-binding%3D&field-age=&field-language=&field-ignore-date=during+0+3000&field-dateop=during&field-datemod=0&field-dateyear=3000&field-dateyear=&rank=%2Brelevancerank

  2. Zoe Says:

    Thanks Jen! Yup, that’s how I found the second title, I ordered. I’m going to keep my eyes out for hardback:)

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