Monday, March 7, 2011

Dino-Basketball by Lisa Wheeler

Dino-basketball (Carolrhoda Picture Books)
It's March madness in Dino Land and the Grass Clippers are playing the Meat for the championship.  Each teammate is aptly named a dinosaur, the cheerleaders are set and the arena is packed.  We get the play by play of the game in verse with each player's name in the color of it's team.  Barry Gott's illustrations capture the enthuasiam and dedication of the players, the coaches frustrations, and we are treated to celebrity fans in the stands hiding behind their dark sunglasses. At the conclusion of the book Wheeler lets us know that football season is around the corner and I'll be looking forward to that book and I need to play catch up with the previous Dino Land books.  Recommend for fans of dinosaur and/or sports stories. They will love not only the story but also the illustrations which are just charming. Read as an ebook arc courtesy of Lerner Publishing Group via Netgalley.


matt sansone said...

i wonder how cool this is

Mrs. Katz said...


You can read it it's in the library :)

Mrs. Katz