Dinosaur James: Story and pictures

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People doubt the value of James's dinosaur obsession, until it helps him deal with the playground bully.

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PreSchool-Grade 3-- From the first page, readers know that this is no normal family: "This is our mother," captions a picture of a woman dipping a bat (the flying kind) into a pot of boiling green liquid, wearing a skull-and-crossbones apron and a slightly crazed smile. The unnamed girl in the family narrates the story of her brother James, who seems quiet and studious, but who is obsessed with dinosaurs. His encounter with a bully named Muggins Malone leads to Muggins' demise, evidently caused by a dinosaur that James controls. Older children who can handle this fairly ominous aspect of the story will enjoy this book, which would also make an effective beginning reader. The text is rhythmic without lapsing into sing-song, and the full-color, cartoon-style illustrations are imaginative and appealing. They perfectly match the book's zany tone. --Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL
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