Arlo, Mrs. Ogg, and the Dinosaur Zoo

From the Series Class X

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

A rip-roaring chapter book adventure – packed full of fun, laughs and dinosaurs!

“Wow!” I said. “This is no orni…dary zoo, I mean-” “IT’S A DINOSAUR ZOO!” shouted AJ.

Meet Arlo, a young boy who loves writing lists, dinosaurs and his best friends. Arlo and his friends are in Class 4X – a class with a reputation for scaring away teachers. Things aren’t looking good, another teacher has run away screaming (literally). When the new substitute teacher, Mrs. Ogg, arrives Arlo wonders how long she will survive. Mrs. Ogg takes the class on a school trip, and the head teacher warns everyone to behave or they can’t go to the end-of-year party! Arlo realizes it’s up to him to keep everyone in line. What Mrs. Ogg fails to mention is that they’re going to no ordinary zoo. . .

An exciting chapter book for 7 – 9 year olds, Class 4X’s antics are sure to keep readers entertained. Black-and-white illustrations bring the story to life alongside clear, engaging text. Perfect for fans of dinosaurs and adventure stories!

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Copyright 2020
Publisher Maverick Arts Publishing Ltd
Imprint Maverick Arts
Language English
Number of Pages 144
Publication Date 2020-04-07
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002060, JUV002260, JUV035000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.1 x 7.8
Lexile 730
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Author: Alice Hemming

Alice Hemming lives in the UK with her two small children who provide lots of inspiration for her work. She writes for children of all ages. Alice is a proactive SCBWI member.

Illustrator: Kathryn Durst

Kathryn Durst received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Animation in 2013, after an internship at Pixar Animation Studios for storyboarding in her third year. She loves working on children's entertainment, publications, and media—especially children's books and television series. She lives in Toronto, Canada.


School Library Journal

“The worlds of ‘Magic School Bus,’ Mary Poppins, and Jurassic Park collide in this middle grade novel for readers fond of upbeat fantastic school adventures and dinosaurs.”—School Library Journal