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Dino-Basketball

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  • Posted August 14, 2013

    We picked this book up at our local library. We love reading al

    We picked this book up at our local library.

    We love reading all the books that deal with the sports and the dino's. And this book was an awesome read. The rhyming was cool, the pictures made the store all the more laughable. Our favorite part was when the crowd was clapping and saying "We will, we will, chomp you."

    This is a perfect read to younger children who like rhyming and dinosaurs put together along with a sport.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2011

    Great!

    My kids love these books and we cannot wait for Dino-Football!!

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

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    Vibrant and highly animated

    March Madness has begun in earnest and dino basketball fans are heading to Mastadon Square Garden to watch the Grass Clippers mow down Meat. The teams are on the court warming up. Allosaurus takes an outside shot. Swish! Can he do that during the game? The crowd is getting pumped up as the cheerleaders strut their stuff. Hey, ho! Can you just imagine what the the dino fans are shouting? Get up, Get down, Pass that dino ball around! STOMP! STOMP! It's tip off time and the ref throws the ball up high and the Clippers snag the ball. "The game begins at breakneck speed./ Two points for Stego! Clippers lead./ Allo answers off the dribble./ Diplo take it up the middle-/ T. rex charges from behind./ Steals the ball. It's Meaty time!/ He drives the ball up to the hoop./ Lobs to Raptor-Alley-oop!"/ Up and down the court they go. Meat, the underdogs, soon tie up the game. Shots are blocked and whoosh! All of a sudden a Meaty fouls Stego. The whistles blow as Ptero # 1 is ousted from the game. The teams dribble, they zig, they zag, "pivot, jump, release." Get up, Get down, Pass that dino ball around! STOMP! STOMP! It's just the beginning of the season and the game is some hot, but who's going to win? This story is a great way to learn the difference between the carnivorous dinosaurs (meat-eaters) and the plant-eaters. The center court scoreboard lists the different players for each team and in the text the Grassclippers and Meat players names are highlighted in their team colors. For example, the Raptor, a Meat (carnivore) has his name highlighted in red. Your dino-basketball fan is going to STOMP, STOMP . love this new dino book. Do you know which team the pachycephalosaur plays for? You'll just have to read this book to find out! Quill says: This vibrant and highly animated game of dino basketball is an amazingly fantastic read.

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  • Posted March 14, 2011

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    Don't Miss This Game!

    "They celebrate - cut down the net. This was their finest season yet." Thus ends the game between the Red Team (meat loving carnivores), versus the Green Team (veggie loving herbivores). The announcer, in rhyming verse, calls this riveting game full of real-life basketball action: alley-oops, pivots, jumps, fouls, traveling, tending. The Green Team dinosaurs are huge. Stego, Pachy, Tricera, and Jobar are a few of the players. The Red Team, much smaller yet faster, include team-mates Ptero, Raptor, T. Rex and Galli. The illustrations are colorful, animated, and comical in the depiction of dinosaurs as basketball players.
    I loved it. The story has excitement, entertaining sports action and emotional coaches. Mid-game there is a half-time show made up of original, rarely, if ever seen, acts like the dinosuar-pyramid, mascots, music and what looks like an Elvis-impersonator dinosaur. The fans sing a very appropriately dinosaur-athlete song. It is wild and fun and everything a half-time show should be. Back to the action in the second half, the heat is on as the dinosaurs ramp up their game. The players become more intense as the end draws near. A few fast plays will keep you on the edge of your seat until the buzzer sounds. The winner cuts down the net and shows off the trophy. The crowd goes wild. You will not be disappointed with this book. Kids will love everything about this story. It is engaging, exciting and unusual. This is the "can't miss" game of the year.


    Note: received galley from Net Galley, courtesy of the publisher

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