Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Mysterious Egg by Stacy McAnulty -- ADVISABLE

McAnulty, Stacy A Mysterious Egg (The Dino Files #1), illustrated by Mike Boldt. Random House, 2016. $4.99. Content: G.

This chapter book introduces Frank and Sam, cousins staying with their grandparents for the summer. Gram and PopPop run a dinosaur museum and orchestrate digs on a ranch in Wyoming, which means plenty of paleontological fun for Frank and Sam. But all that fun becomes hard work when Gram discovers a dinosaur egg which actually hatches, and Frank and Sam must team up to protect the baby dino.

This is an amusing start to a new series. While the hatching dinosaur baby is, of course, far-fetched, the unusual setting feels authentic, and the paleontological tidbits are likely to interest many dinosaur-loving girls and boys.

EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist

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