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I Love My Dino Books, by Joshua

Library patron Joshua talks about his favorite books he has at home. This post is part of 805's "My Home Library" blog that features essays by writers who are sheltering in place during the Covid-19 pandemic. 805 is proudly published by the Manatee County Public Library System. We hope this blog will help Manatee County residents show off their home libraries, find comfort in books, and feel a connection to the library during this difficult time.

My name is Josh and I’m 2. I love books, and I love going to the library! I am a very rambunctious kid, and I only sit still to read books (or watch Disney movies). I like to take out books from the library, especially the Island Brand. I like to play with the train table and stuffed animals at the library. Though I miss going to school and the library, I’ve had a blast re-reading my own books. I have mostly board books in my home library, and sometimes I get excited and chew on them.

I especially love my dinosaur books, and my favorite dinosaur is a T-Rex. In fact, I call all dinosaurs T-Rex because I can’t pronounce the other dinosaur names yet. When I see a T-Rex in a book, I like to point to it’s teeth, then point to my own teeth. Then I like to run around the house pretending to be a dinosaur. The cats do not seem to like this, though, and they run away. I must be a pretty scary T-Rex! I have a few dinosaur books, and one if from when my mom was a little kid like me.

I also like books about trains and animals. I have a book that has pictures of about 100 different animals, and I can point to most of them if you ask me. I really love pointing to the lion and the dog. The book even has animals that live in Australia, and I like to look at them and imagine what it would be like in Australia. I hear it’s very hot (like Florida), and I’ve been told they have bird that run very fast instead of flying. I also like to pretend I’m one of these birds. I have other books about animals, too. Some of them were given to me as gifts when I was very little.


Joshua lives in Manatee County with his mom, dad, and two cats. In addition to reading books, he loves to run, sing, and collect rocks.


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