McElligott, Matthew Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster. PICTURE BOOK. Crown (Random), 2015. $18.
A new group of students is starting at the Mad Scientist Academy today, with Dr. Cosmic, their new teacher. Unfortunately there seems to be some bugs in the exhibits. The kids will have to learn about dinosaurs quickly if they want to survive the day.
There is a lot of dinosaur information packed into this very fun book. The kids are shown being presented with information and then applying in order to get out of tricky situations. This could easily be incorporated into a lesson on prediction.
EL – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher