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Feb 06 2013

Tyrannosaurus in the Veggie Patch by Nick Falk and Tony Flowers

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Saurus Street, no 1. Random House, 2013. ISBN 9781742756554.
Recommended for 6-8 year olds. This new series follows the adventures of dinosaur-loving Jack, Charlie his dog and his best friend Toby, a scientific whizz kid.
When Jack wishes on a shooting star for his very own dinosaur, he doesn't expect his wish to come true. The very next morning a live and hungry Tyrannosaurus Rex appears in Mum's veggie patch. This leads to lots of trouble-filled adventures, as he tries to hide the dinosaur and has to return him to the Cretaceous era.
The crazy fonts emphasizing words and phrases are becoming common with many series books now and add to the pace of reading. Grey black pen and ink illustrations add dimension to the text. This is a great read for boys from 6-8 years old who love dinosaurs, crazy science - time machines and adventures.
Rhyllis Bignell

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