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Children's LiteratureDavid and Ben are in trouble at school because they both failed a history test, and they know that they are going to be grounded at home. They do acknowledge that if they had not been spending all their time playing video games instead of studying they would not be in this situation now. Upon arriving at David's home, they hear a terrible blast and go in and find David's brother, Darrin, excited because he invented a time machine. Naturally, Ben and David both think of the same idea of going back in time before the test; nevertheless, they cannot decide on how many days they should go back. An argument ensues and the remote zaps them both back to the days of the dinosaurs. They actually have some fun until they encounter a "chomping, slobbering T. Rex," and scramble to set the correct date to get them back to the present. Fortunately and unfortunately, they succeed only to be transported back to the classroom where their teacher is handing out a math test that was assigned while they were away. At the end of the book, the reader will find supplementary sections: About the Author, About the Illustrator, Glossary, Dino Blasts, Discussion Questions, Writing Prompts, and Internet. I highly recommend this book. Children will enjoy reading it and looking at the graphics. Reluctant readers will achieve success by completing a book on their own. 2006, Stone Arch Books, Ages 7 to 10.
—Kathie M. Josephs