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‘Great book for any dinosaur-mad 7+ year olds who like a bit of adventure’ Chrikaru Reads reviews Dino Wars!

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Chrikaru Reads has just posted a great review for Dino Wars: Rise of the Raptors by Dan Metcalf with illustrations by Aaron Blecha:

This would be a great book for any dinosaur-mad 7+ year olds who like a bit of adventure with some minor peril and a great sense of humour.

What I liked: Dag and Adam’s friendship, the determination of their group as they face and overcome obstacles. Dinosaurs are always good! The fast pace of the story also felt quite exciting and kept me turning the pages as quickly as I could.

Even better if: I imagine that the fact pace will be popular with younger readers but, as an adult reader, I had lots of questions about the world they’re in – I want to know more! This would be a great springboard for discussion in the classroom as there is space for children to fill in the spaces with their own imagination, possible creating their own Dino Cities…

How you could use it in your classroom: This would be a great read-aloud or could be recommended to children who have previously enjoyed Beast Quest or something similar. Some of the themes in the book (such as friendship, resilience etc) could be drawn out with extracts used to kick-start discussions or other activities in PSHE. As mentioned above, this would be great for sparking creative discussions or writing work. In age 7+ classrooms this will spend very little time in your book corner as it will be so popular.’

Thanks, Christina!

You can see the full review and enter the competition to win a copy of the book here