From the Series Dino-Sports
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?
Dinosaurs face off in prehistoric sports competitions—from baseball to wrestling and every sport in between! Will the plant-eaters become the champions? Or will the meat-eaters be victorious? Fast-paced, rhyming commentary and exuberant illustrations put readers right in the action. Sure to thrill dinosaur lovers and sports fans alike!
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||1.3|
|BISACS||JUV002060, JUV032010, JUV057000|
|Dimensions||10.625 x 8.875|
|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|
- Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Master List
“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.”
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
“[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.”
Author: Lisa Wheeler
Lisa Wheeler is the award-winning author of the Dino-Sports and Dino-Holidays 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 and Dino-Holidays books and What DO Teachers Do (After YOU Leave School)?
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