Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Lisa Wheeler
Illustrator: Barry Gott
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
The race starts down at the drag-strip where the dino drivers wait to race, then off they go! After a photo finish, it's off to the off-roading race. The dinos have their crews and are ready with their off-roading tires and cars. They have to wait for the results until the next day, but after a good night's rest, the dinos have a winner and they are off to the stock-car track. Lots of drivers are lined up, ready to race the oval track. There are pit stops and lead changes, but in the end we have a winner!
What a fun book! This book is all dinosaurs and cars. They have dinosaur names that are shortened versions of the actual dinosaur names. Then there are different car parts that they incorporate throughout the book that make it fascinating for those who understand the basics of cars. This book could be fun to use to teach basic car parts if you have a child who really likes cars. Every line rhymes, which makes the book lots of fun and keeps the pace up. The illustrations are fantastic with their colors and perspectives. Overall, this is an awesome book that will keep young readers entertained time and time again!