cover image Dino-Boarding


Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Barry Gott. Lerner/Carolrhoda, $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4677-0213-3

Wheeler and Gott appear to be in zero danger of running out of athletic competitions for dinosaurs to go head to head in (not to mention crest to spike). In this seventh book, Gott’s chunky, angular dinos catch waves on short and long boards, ride the half-pipe on skateboard, and show off snowboard tricks on the slopes. Wheeler channels her best X-Games patter as carnivores and herbivores do battle: “Dino skate fans look alert./ Those Ptero Twins are goin’ vert!/ Twin One rolls right up the ramp./ Grabs the coping like a clamp.” Just right for budding skate and surf bros. Ages 5–9. (Sept.)