cover image Dino-Wrestling


Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Barry Gott. Lerner/Carolrhoda, $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4677-0212-6

Wheeler and Gott continue to pit dino against dino in athletic competitions; having already covered football, soccer, baseball, basketball, and hockey, they explore different forms of wrestling in this addition to their series. In the first bout, a singlet-wearing ankylosaurus takes down an allosaurus; lucha libre, Greco-Roman, and sumo wrestling follow, among other styles, and the ultra-rowdy final pages celebrate “the superstars of the WWD” (“As officials call for quiet,/ fans joins in. Now it’s a riot!”). As usual, Gott offers dynamic, vivid interpretations of each showdown, and the last page teases the next book in the series (think Tony Hawk). Ages 5–9. (Oct.)