cover image Super Saurus and the Egg

Super Saurus and the Egg

Deborah Underwood, illus. by Ned Young. Disney-Hyperion, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-142317569-8

Arnold, the eponymous brontosaurus who comes clad in a yellow visor and a red superhero cape, is informed by his parents—whose green necks are so long that they don’t always fit on the page—that a baby dinosaur will soon hatch out of their egg. He assures them that “we definitely don’t need one of those.” In fact, he soon becomes convinced that the “Egg of Doom” doesn’t hold a dinosaur but instead his future archnemesis. He keeps his enemy close, taking the egg along with him on his imaginary adventures to a desert planet and a swampy cave. When the egg hatches and it’s not a “vampire-saurus” or “rampaging robot,” but an actual baby, he has to readjust his thinking. Young’s comic book–style action sequences featuring spaceships and attacking robots offer good fun, while Arnold demonstrates how coming to terms with having a sibling is sometimes a learning process. Ages 5–6. Author’s agency: Erin Murphy Literary Agency. (May)