Friday, January 12, 2018

Tiny Raptor Pack Attack by Dustin Hansen - OPTIONAL

Hansen, Dustin Microsaurs: Tiny Raptor Pack Attack, 226 pages. Macmillan (Feiwel and Friends), 2017. $14. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.

Danny and Lin continue their adventures with tiny dinosaurs in this second book in the microsaur series. After losing a remote-control dune buggy race to Icky Vicky Van-Varbles, Danny and Lin get a call from Professor Penrod asking them to receive a package at the Microterium. Shrinking themselves down to micro size, they open the package to discover a pack of tiny raptors and an egg. With some help from their other microsaur friends and a few frozen corn dogs, they try to keep the hungry raptors from eating the mysterious egg while still making it back that afternoon for their re-match with Icky Vicky.

While not strong enough to be a stand-alone book, with two more books scheduled for release in 2018, this would be worthwhile for libraries that plan to collect the whole series. Libraries that want to add to their collection of Utah authors might also be interested in this series.  Children who like dinosaurs and tinkering with mechanical cars will most likely be entertained by Danny and Lin’s adventures. The plot and characters are pretty simple which keeps the grade level probably at second through fourth, maybe fifth grade.

EL (K-3), EL - OPTIONAL. LMA, future elementary school teacher

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