Dino-Baseball

From the Series Dino-Sports

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

When the plant-eating Green Sox face the meat-eating Rib-Eye Reds, baseball will never be the same. Tied zip to zip, the game is a pitchers’ duel until the Green Sox’s hothead manager goes snout to snout with the dodo umpire and gets tossed out. The Sox respond with their veggie-powered bats and score three runs! Momentum swings back to the Reds before the seventh inning stretch, and they’re all tied up in the bottom of the ninth. Will this game need extra innings, or will Apatosaur save the day?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76134-429-2
$17.99 $13.49
978-0-76135-912-8
$35.99 $26.99
978-0-76136-790-1
$19.99 $19.99
978-1-51246-049-0
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2010-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 1.3
BISACS JUV002060, JUV032010, JUV000000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Lexile 470
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 134923
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Awards

  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Master List, Long-listed, 2011

Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“Wheeler and Gott already proved they have a winning formula with Dino-Hockey (2007) and Dino-Soccer (2009), and there’s plenty for dinosaur/sports fanatics to enjoy in this latest installment . . . Gott nails the drama of high-stakes game with a series of skewed perspectives and never overplays the comedy—his dinosaurs, with their imposing heft and improbably balletic grace, are more than capable of conveying the sublime absurdity of it all.”
Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“Wheeler includes on-the-field plays as well as typical baseball-crowd fun like a manager’s tantrum, a seventh-inning stretch, and a visit to the snack bar. Gott’s illustrations are masterful at catching the leaping, running action of the battling behemoths and giving each spread a stop-action, ‘you are there’ feel. . . Libraries looking to satisfy dinosaur lovers as well as sports enthusiasts will find this title an easy sell.”
School Library Journal

Booklist

“[T]he play-by-play action in the acrylic paintings and the rhyming text (“Green Sox need to change the score. / Their only hope? Apatosaur!”) will captivate young baseball fans, while the humor in each incongruous scene will widen the book’s audience to sports-ambivalent kids.”
Booklist

Author: Lisa Wheeler

Lisa Wheeler is the award-winning author of the Dino-Sports books. When she isn't running around the country visiting schools, standing at podiums, and eating airport snacks, she resides in Michigan.

Illustrator: Barry Gott

Barry Gott lives in Ohio and has illustrated many children's books, including all of the Dino-Sports books and What DO Teachers Do (After YOU Leave School)?