Revenge of the Dinotrux

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"Young fans of all things big and noisy will make trax for this dynamic dino-diversion," said Kirkus Reviews of this second book in the popular Dinotrux series, now available in this oversize board book edition.

Millions of years ago, DINOTRUX ruled the earth. But in the present day, people rule them! Their rusty fossils are trapped in a museum surround by screaming kids, and now they're ready to break out and let off some really old steam. DINOTRUX ARE ON THE LOOSE! Who will ...

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Overview

"Young fans of all things big and noisy will make trax for this dynamic dino-diversion," said Kirkus Reviews of this second book in the popular Dinotrux series, now available in this oversize board book edition.

Millions of years ago, DINOTRUX ruled the earth. But in the present day, people rule them! Their rusty fossils are trapped in a museum surround by screaming kids, and now they're ready to break out and let off some really old steam. DINOTRUX ARE ON THE LOOSE! Who will win the daring standoff between man and prehistoric beast? Find out in this rip-roaring sequel to Chris Gall's highly praised Dinotrux!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The Dinotrux’s boisterous second adventure takes them from prehistory into the present day. Fed up with being stuck in a museum, they escape and unleash their vengeance: Dumplodocus carries off houses, Septisaurus drinks an entire swimming pool, and Cementosaurus dumps a gushing, gray “present” in the town square. After a reprimanding from the mayor, the Dinotrux are sent to school and learn how to put their energy to better use. Gall’s dinosaur/machine mash-ups are, once again, the star of the show, commanding attention (and generating laughs) in every action-filled, rust-toned scene. Ages 3–6. Agent: George Nicholson, Sterling Lord Literistic. (May)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—The monster vehicles, cleverly imagined ancestors of modern trucks and construction vehicles from Gall's Dinotrux (Little, Brown, 2009), return for another romp. The first installment left off with them being placed "into a great museum." Now, having been poked, prodded, and otherwise abused by the museum's young visitors, they have grown resentful. After another rough Kindergarten Day, Tyrannosaurus Trux loses his temper and breaks out, leading the Dinotrux to wreak havoc throughout the city. To quell further rampages and civilize the prehistoric machines, the mayor orders the miscreants to attend school. Despite some additional shenanigans, the Dinotrux are eventually tamed through the power of literacy. They discover "some books they just couldn't put down" and learn to get along with children in the mildly contrived but altogether satisfactory turn of events. Dramatic, full-page illustrations brim with the energy of these fierce machines. Humorous details abound as well—some subtle, like a display case labeled "immature male" with a small Dinotrux inside, and some more obvious, like the Cementosaurus leaving "a present in the town square." A fun follow-up, appealing to old and new fans alike.—Yelena Alekseyeva-Popova, formerly at Chappaqua Library, NY
Kirkus Reviews
The prehistoric metal monsters dug up and introduced in Dinotrux! (2009) break out--twice!--in this smashing (crashing, roaring, grinding) sequel. Exploding through the dino-museum's wall in the wake of a particularly stressful Kindergarten Day, enraged Tyrannosaurus Trux rolls off to climb a skyscraper. Meanwhile, hungry Garbageadon chows down on local traffic, a pair of Velocitractors plow up Main Street and Cementosaurus dumps a heaping "present" in the town square. Enough! declares the mayor, firmly dispatching the miscreant mega vehicles to school to learn better behavior. Further chaos threatens when they burst out again, though, taking along the children who have introduced them to the wonders of (truck) books and other reading. Towering massively atop heavy-duty tires, with wide, headlight eyes and toothy maws agape, Gall's brawny beasts make modern construction vehicles look like jumped-up SmartCars. But even the most brutish dinotrux can find a place in today's world, as the final playground scene suggests. Young fans of all things big and noisy will make trax for this dynamic dino-diversion. (Picture book. 6-8)
Library Media Connection
"Chock full of personality.... This is sure to be a winner with elementary readers."
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Praise for Revenge of the Dinotrux:
* "Gall's dinosaur/machine mash-ups are, once again, the star of the show, commanding attention (and generating laughs) in every action-filled, rust-toned scene."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Young fans of all things big and noisy will make trax for this dynamic dino-diversion."—Kirkus Reviews

"Dramatic, full-page illustrations brim with the energy of these fierce machines.... A fun follow-up, appealing to old and new fans alike."—School Library Journal

"Chock full of personality.... This is sure to be a winner with elementary readers."—Library Media Connection

Praise for Dinotrux:* "Comically overheated narration... fire-roasted settings and hilariously imagined creatures."—Publisher's Weekly, starred review

* "This title will be hard to keep on the shelves."—School Library Journal, starred review

* "Dinotrux ruled their world, now they're likely to rule this one too. Bellow on!"—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316132886
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Dinotrux Series, #2
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 182,925
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Gall

Chris Gall is the award-winning author and illustrator of Dog Vs. Cat, Awesome Dawson, Revenge of the Dinotrux, Substitute Creacher, Dear Fish, There's Nothing to Do on Mars, and Dinotrux, a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book. His books have received numerous starred reviews and awards including a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book citation for There's Nothing to Do on Mars. Chris has won a multitude of awards from organizations like the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts Magazine, and is also the illustrator of America the Beautiful, a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    highly recommended by my grandchild

    Check it out for family reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    My 5 yr old son just had to have this book once he saw the picture in the inside cover of DinoTrux that I recetnly purchase. So I surprised him and he just loves the book. We read both almost every night. Great illustrations and use of color. What could be better for a boy - combo of dinosaurs and trucks!!

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