Publisher’s series summary: “Think you know everything there is to know about dinosaurs? Think again! In this brand new series, kid dinos show us what their lives were like in short, funny, teeth-gnashing bursts of prehistoric mayhem. DINOSAURS is your guided tour through the rough-and-tumble world of the mightiest beasts to ever walk the earth!“
In the first book of the series, the reader is introduced to all sorts of dinosaurs and in a very silly way, you learn how they looked, hunted, and fought. There is also some information on how it is thought the dinosaurs became extinct and some about fossils too.
What I thought- I love it when books mix humor with learning. This book does that – plus it is a comic so that gets bonus points from me. :) I think kids can learn a lot from comics. I liked that the dinosaurs were story characters and that their actions in the story is a funny way of telling us what the dinosaurs were really like. The artwork in the comic is great –
There is a paleontologist character too, Indino Jones. He adds even more humor to the story. There are some scary dinosaur fights and some dinosaur blood (and also some butt and poop jokes) but there isn’t anything too over the top for younger readers. Some younger kids may have problems with the some of the words in the book like the dinosaur’s names, but the pictures can help those kids know what action is going on in the story. I think this will be a great series!
Check out the Papercutz Dinosaurs page (click HERE). There is more information on the series and also resources for teachers!