Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Lisa Wheeler
Illustrator: Barry Gott
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
It’s the dino-wrestling jamboree! The dinos will compete in many different wrestling styles. They have folkstyle wrestling with the round mat. The crowd goes loco as the wrestlers go flipping, bouncing, and flying around the ring. Then they have the Greco-Roman style, the sumo tradition, and the free style where dinos face off to see who can win. The final event is the WWD wrestling show. It starts getting so crazy that the crowd even joins in! The refs call it quits, but the dinos don’t have to worry because they can look forward to dino-boarding.
Dino-Wrestling is an wonderfully fun book! The illustrations are fabulous and help the readers understand what is going on. There are a lot of context words and jargon that may need to be explained if the reader is not familiar with wrestling terminology. However, the context vocabulary words can still be easily understood. This book deals with wrestling, but it never comes across as fighting; rather, it has good sportsmanship and a fun attitude towards competition. Overall, Dino-Wrestling is a fun read for young readers!