T. Rex Time Machine: Dinos in De-Nile by Jared Chapman
T. Rex Time Machine: Dinos in De-Nile
by Jared Chapman
Review Copy from Chronicle Books
I absolutely LOVE reading T. Rex Time Machine out loud to kids and can vouch that it appeals to all ages. I am beside myself with glee to have yet another hilarious adventure with this dino-duo to share with my students, along with even more teachable moments! And, T. Rex Time Machine: Dinos in De-Nile offers a bounty of goodies, from a poster on the inside of the dust jacket, to some really epic endpapers, making it a MUST HAVE.
The final pages of T. Rex Time Machine let readers know where the dinos were headed and, as you might expect (and hope) they are making trouble before their time machine even plants itself in the fiery hot sands of the Sahara Desert. Their main interest, food, is hard to come by until a boy - King Tut, in fact - mistakes the brown dino for Sobek, the god of the Nile and star of the king's favorite comic book series, The Mighty Sobek: God of the Nile. Thrilled to be in the presence of his hero, the king throws a big party then gives the dinos a tour of his kingdom that takes a turn for the worse when he introduces them to the aliens who "come down every couple of weeks to work on that triangle project." That triangle project happens to be the pyramids, one of which the dinos crashed their time machine through. Recognizing the dinos and assuming that they are getting revenge for the meteor that caused their extinction the aliens blow their cover (in yet another hilarious plot thread) and force them to head back to the time machine yet again. The king's guards and the aliens are hot on their tails and are the cause of yet another navigational error for the pair. And, just like last time, I will not divulge the location that they land in! You'll just have to read for yourselves and, like me, hope and hope that there is another adventure ahead for these tiny-handed jokers.
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