cover image Dino-Football


Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Barry Gott. Lerner/Carolrhoda, $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7613-6394-1

The sporty dinosaurs that have played soccer, hockey, baseball, and basketball in previous outings take on football on “Mega Bowl Sunday.” With eager dinosaur fans in the stadium bleachers, the herbivorous Redscales battle the meat-eating Snackers in rhyming couplets, laced with game lingo: “T. rex is the quarterback./ He calls the play. The ball is snapped./ The Redscale linemen make a pocket./ T. rex fires like a rocket.” Gott’s high-energy cartoons place readers right in the football action, with dinosaur tackles, touchdowns, and a rousing halftime show. Ages 4–up. (Aug.)