Woot! Woot! Perfect Picture Book Fridays are back.
Don’t know about you, but I love seeing all the new, and vintage, picture books that people recommend. If you haven’t already, make sure you check out Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog for all the weekly recommendations. Personally, I’ll be contributing to Perfect Picture Book Fridays on my normal bi-weekly schedule.
Anyhow, on to today’s Perfect Picture Book… REVENGE OF THE DINOTRUX.
“Millions of years ago, prehistoric trucks ruled the earth! They were called Dinotrux. Millions of years later, their rusty remains were found and put into a great museum. But the Dinotrux were growing cranky…”
Currently, Revenge of the Dinotrux is my almost-six-year-old son’s favorite book. If you ask me, this book is bound to be a favorite of boys everywhere. I mean, just look at the subject…
Dinosaurs + Trucks = Best. Idea. Ever.
…and, even better, it’s the second book. There’s another amazing book called Dinotrux. I honestly can’t believe I (and my son) have only now discovered the prehistoric creatures called Dinotrux.
Revenge of the Dinotrux features these prehistoric trucks, like Velocitractors, going on a rampage after escaping from the great museum. My favorite dino-tantrum:
“Cementosaurus left a present in the town square.”
Ewwww! If you can guess what that present is, then you know that this is definitely a perfect book for boys.
Eventually, the mayor rounds up the Dinotrux and sends them to school, where they’re just as naughty. Naturally, the Dinotrux escape from school, but what’s worse, this time they’ve taken the children. But the big question is… where have they taken the children? You can find out by reading Revenge of the Dinotrux.
Overall, kids will learn that certain behaviors are appropriate in certain environments. Most of all, though, this book is just plain fun. It makes me want to get out a dump truck and “Roar.” So you can only imagine the effect it will have on its intended audience.
School, Behavior, Friendship, Trucks, Dinosaurs
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