From the Series Dino-Sports

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

In this installment of dino competition, meat eaters face off against plant eaters in three high-speed auto events: drag racing, off-road racing, and stock-car racing. Lisa Wheeler’s rhymes explore thoughtful questions such as: Which dinosaurs would make the best chasers for support in a desert off-road race? Does T-Rex’s king status transfer to the track? And can Diplodocus actually fit inside a stock car? Barry Gott’s illustrations bring all the hilarious action to life.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-10-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.5
Text Type Fiction—Humor
BISACS JUV057000, JUV002060, JUV032000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Lexile 440
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 182905
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed


  • Great Lakes Great Books Award, Nominated, 2017



“This action-packed book combines twin obsessions for many children. . . . Gott’s digital illustrations . . . [feature] many inside jokes for dinosaur-lovers. . . . Car-crazy kids will also drool over the flashy race cars.”—Booklist

School Library Journal

“Colorful rhyming fun for car lovers, racing aficionados, and dinophiles.”—School Library Journal

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)?