Posts Tagged ‘Dinosaurs’

Dinosaur Trouble book 4 : The secret hunt

By Kyle Mewburn

Illustrated by Donovan Bixley

ISBN 9781775433699

Scholastic NZ

Cave boy Arg is back for another rollicking adventure with his pet dinosaur Krrk-Krrk. This series continues to be a hit with children reading their first chapter books. Large font. short sharp chapters, and heaps of humour. Even a little danger is thrown in to capture the reader’s attention. The illustrations are full of character, personality and humour and author and illustrator are perfectly matched.

A friendly game of hide and find goes a little wrong thanks to Arg’s best friend Shlok. However, Shlok with his drippy, snotty nose, helps stop the bleeding of his dad’s wound. Who knew you could use snot for things other than just wiping it off your nose? Gross! But this is just what many young readers enjoy and just why this series remains so popular.

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The runaway coat

Dinosaur Trouble Book 3

By Kyle Mewburn

Illustrated by Donovan Bixley

ISBN 9781775433682

Scholastic NZ

 

Young cave boy Arg is cold. I mean really cold. He is freezing, his teeth are chattering and his skin is turning blue. Unfortunately things get even worse for Arg when mum throws his coat away because it stinks. It stinks because it is full of vomit, although to be fair, her coat is full of maggots so both are pretty bad. Determined to find his coat Arg runs off in to the wilderness and straight in to danger. Lots of danger, including a spiky-tailed anklylosaur with his own problems.

New independent readers will love the short chapters and feel a growing sense of achievement as they whiz through the pages. Donovan Bixley’s illustrations are quirky and full of character, totally giving life to Arg and his Stone Age family. Author and illustrator are completely in tune with each other with this series of books and their other series, Dinosaur Rescue which is for older readers. This latest book as with the previous two in the series, offers lots of fun. It is Kyle Mewburn’s ability to combine a world of grossness and humour that captures young readers imagination and leaves them laughing out loud.     Do look out for this third book in the series coming out this November.

 

Dinosaur Rescue
T-Wreck-asaurus
By Kyle Mewburn

For all those boys who love the snotty, smelly and funny Dinoaur Rescue books I guarantee you will love these two book trailers.
I love watching the children roaring with laughter in the library when they watch these. But I love even more the fact that they want to borrow the books as well. Great for 6,7,8 and nine year olds who just want a good laugh.

Stegosnottysaurus

Dinosaur mardi gras
by Diane de Las Casas

Chomp and stopm with the dinosaurs.

It’s a little book
By Lane Smith

I loved the first book and trailer for It’s a book. Now there is another version as a board book.
Really very sweet.

Splat the cat
By Rob Scotton

If you haven’t read any of the Splat the cat books you are missing out. Delightful and cheeky and great for younger readers. Great to snuggle up with a wee one and read aloud.