Dino-Soccerby Lisa Wheeler, Barry Gott (Illustrator)
When veggie-nibbling Grazers and meat-munching Biters take to the soccer field, it's a showdown of prehistoric proportions. Diplodocus shows an herbivore's soft touch and strikes first for the Grazers. But Gallimimus takes a pass from the twin Pterodactyls on the wings and finishes it off to even things up for the Biters. In the second half, Apatosaur scores the go
When veggie-nibbling Grazers and meat-munching Biters take to the soccer field, it's a showdown of prehistoric proportions. Diplodocus shows an herbivore's soft touch and strikes first for the Grazers. But Gallimimus takes a pass from the twin Pterodactyls on the wings and finishes it off to even things up for the Biters. In the second half, Apatosaur scores the go-ahead goal for the veggie-side, but then a brawl results in red cards for both teams. Hungry to tie the game, Biter Allosaurus takes advantage. Now it's 2-2, setting up the teeth-gnashing, claw-curling final minutes. . . .
Meet the Author
Award-winning author Lisa Wheeler lives in Michigan with her husband and two dogs. When Lisa isn't busy writing children's books, she travels around the country visiting schools and teaching workshops. Learn more about Dino-Hockey, Dino-Soccer, and the author at www.lisawheelerbooks.com. Barry Gott has illustrated several children's books, among them Dino-Hockey, What DO Teachers Do (after YOU Leave School)? and Santa's Secrets Revealed. He lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Can you imagine what might happen if a group of meat-eating dinosaurs got together with a group of plant-eating dinosaurs for a friendly game of soccer? Lisa Wheeler, author of the popular Dino-Hockey, whimsically describes how the Biters in blue, with T.Rex as their striker, challenge the Grazers in gold, with Ankylosaurus as their striker, to a soccer match. The Grazers get the first point as Diplodocus makes a goal. Then Gallimimus scores one for the Biters. Next Apatosaurus makes it 2-1 for the Grazers. And Allosaurus hits the ball in the net to tie the game for the Biters at 2-2. So, who will win? And can you guess what the dinos will play next? Most kids love anything dealing with dinosaurs. And soccer has become a very popular sport in the United States. So why not put the two together into a fun story for young children? The rhyming play-by-play style of narrative makes this a good read-aloud book for Kindergarten and early elementary age students. And the comical paintings by illustrator Barry Gott emphasize the action moves. Wheeler has met hundreds of soccer-playing youngsters who asked her to write a dino-soccer book. Gott spent much of his childhood both playing soccer and also playing with toy dinosaurs. Working with each other, they have produced a winning combination.