by Gail Donovan


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ISBN-13: 9781944762551
Publisher: Islandport Press
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 587,755
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Gail Donovan is the author of the middle-grade novels The Waffler, What’s Bugging Bailey Blecker?, and In Memory of Gorfman T. Frog, which was named a New York Public Library Best Books for Children. She is also the author of Rainbow Fish & Friends, a picture book series based on the bestselling books of Marcus Pfister. Donovan, who was born and raised in Connecticut, lives in Maine with her husband and two daughters, where, in addition to writing children's books, she is a library assistant at the Portland Public Library.

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Finchosaurus 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
HowUsefulItIs 7 months ago
I started reading Finchosaurus on 12/1/2018 and finished it on 12/4/2018. This book is an excellent read! I like reading about Finch and following his adventures. He can’t sit still and the school accommodates him by letting him sit on a bouncing ball. Finch often daydreams so readers can totally relate to that. Another great thing about this book is the dinosaur references! When someone is mad, she looks like a Tyrannosaurus mad. I love his private investigation that turns into teamwork and finally becomes a secret mission to help those in need. This book is told in the third person point of view following Atticus Finch Martin, 10 who goes by his middle name and loves to dig for fossils. Finch has an older brother named Sam who is 13. Finch is thinking that when he finds an undiscovered dinosaur, he will name it after himself, Finchosaurus. At school, the new assignment is Digging Deep. He thinks it deals with digging the ground so he brings a worm to class after his dig in the backyard but the teacher told him that it’s to do with poetry and he should leave his worm outside. When outside, Finch digs a new hole for the worm but before he puts the worm into the hole, he notices a note with the word “Help” on it. Finch then begins to investigate who had put that note into the ground and who really need help but afraid to ask. Finchosaurus is very well written and a page turner. I love Finch’s family trip to Maine to visit his grandparents. I love that humor on keeping track of your height when you’re young versus old. A lot of occurrences packed up in this book. I like the comparison between where pets go when they are old versus grandparents. I love the ending when everyone turns around and help Finch. That got my eyes wet. The mystery solved and I couldn’t guess it either. This book is a fantastasaurus read and I highly recommend everyone to read this book! Pro: fast paced, page turner, humor, friendship, family, teamwork, siblings, dinosaurs, Con: none I rate it 5 stars! ***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Islandport Press for the opportunity to read and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest. xoxo, Jasmine at for more details
WishEnd 9 months ago
FINCHOSAURUS is a fun, heartfelt chapter book. Boys will especially find Finch a fun character, but there is also plenty for girls to love, and of course fans of dinosaurs will fall in love with this character and his story. A delightful, inspiring read! This was a really cute read. Finch was a fun character, full of energy and a love of dinosaurs. I enjoyed seeing how a slip of paper could change his focus and how it turned into what it did. The ending was especially sweet. I did feel Finch wasn't as old as his character is supposed to be. He felt more third or fourth grade level (I have a fifth grader now who also is full of energy and struggles to focus, so I could relate). Otherwise, this was a fun book to read. In the end, was it what I wished for? A story that is perfect for dinosaur lovers. Finch is a likable character with a quest that easily inspires. Recommended for second through fifth graders. Content: Clean Source: I received a complimentary copy through Jean BookNerd Tours, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.