PreS-Gr 3-- Although it is true that ``no people ever saw a dinosaur,'' it is difficult to believe that ``if dinosaurs were alive today,'' they would find themselves in the situations depicted here. The authors make assumptions based on a particular characteristic of one species of dinosaur and then go on to make an inaccurate projection to cover all species. Casual readers might infer that all dinosaurs could ``put away a pile of burgers'' because Megalosaurus was a giant meat eater or that all dinosaurs would be tall enough to help decorate the tops of Christmas trees because Diplodocus was 30 feet tall. Anthropomorphism reigns supreme: Tyrannosaurus ``looked scary enough without a mask'' to go out on Halloween, and ``Dimetrodons, with their large fins, may look strange to people, but they looked beautiful to each other.'' Garish greeting card-style illustrations which emphasize the supposed humorous quality of the text feature stiff-looking people interacting with the dinosaurs. Children will find more to engage their curiosity in Carol Carrick's Patrick's Dinosaurs (1983) and What Happened to Patrick's Dinosaurs? (1986, both Clarion). --Ellen Fader, Westport Public Library, Conn.