Sometimes a big brain means big trouble.
How do you save a baby velociraptor from a hungry quetzalcoatlus?
Arg has to find an answer fast... or they are both dinner!
A velocitchy-tastic Stone Age adventure that'll make your skin crawl.
My daughter and I have just finished reading this addition to Arg the caveboy's adventures. I must say that this book is a lot less gross than some of the ones we have read. There is still some bodily fluid, but the book didn't make me dry reach continually. This was an upside for me, just because it's nice to be able to read and read and not have to pause to allow my mind to unwind and stop thinking about poo or snot.
There are some fantastic bits in this book. Mewburn and Bixley are a funny pair. With Mewburn's narrative weaving some very humorous scenes and Bixley backing it all up with his artistic spark. The humour is often very black. So plenty about dying, which you need to be desensitised to. The books are not for the faint-hearted.
My daughter and I really enjoyed this adventure. Skeet, Arg's T-Rex friend features but not as highly. We get to see Arg get himself into a fine mess and then try to find a way out again. In fact, he manages two fine messes. Luckily for him, he has a big brain! I like that we get to meet new dinosaur types in each book. In this one, the dinosaurs were probably the most unpronounceable of the lot. That was a bit hard and I must admit that I re-wrote the story as I went to reduce the amount of times I had to say the dinosaur type out loud. Apart from that, I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone with a dino-mad kid.
I have been lucky enough to win a few of these dinosaur rescue books through the competition page in KIWIreviews and have fallen in love with the adventures of Arg...with his enormous brain you would think he wouldn't find himself in so much mischief but somehow trouble just seems to find him no matter where he goes.
this story seems a bit different from the other books as it doesn't seem to have as much descriptive language of snot, poop and general ickiness that make these books appealing to young boys! and my 8 year old niece ha-ha!
Arg was venturing out into a storm and using his umbrella made from a frog which was mistaken as a food by a flying dinosaur (don't even get my started on the pronunciation of these creatures...not ask my how young children are meant to pronounce them!!) anyway, the dinosaur drops Arg into it's nest as just as he thinks he will be breakfast he sees a another baby dinosaur poke it's head out from t he side of the nest so he follows it through the hole and ends up saving it as well as himself.
Arg then finds out he is allergic to the dinosaur but this doesn't stop him from saving the baby dinosaur and taking him to the dinosaur sanctuary where he can be raised by the other dinosaurs.
As usual the illustrations are great and the information pages are worth a laugh as well as the story being easy to read....minus the dinosaur names of course but it does sound them out for easy pronunciation. A fun set of books that would be great for any younger person to read...mainly for boys but would appeal to some girls as well...would be fun for a parent to read to their child as well as there is humour in there to make adults laugh out loud.
This has got to be the best book in this series so far, for starters the cover lacked any disgusting features, in fact the whole story barely had any bad parts in it, there were only a few bits that made me turn a little bit green. I loved the fact that the dinosaur Arg needed to rescue was a velociraptor, it's my favourite kind of dinosaur; although they were the size of turkeys, not young humans.
The story was actually rather fun, the plot was both funny and exciting, the whole storyline flowed well, and I found it hard to believe that this was set in caveman times, Arg's behaviour seems so modern! The cover was quite active, it showed the levelof excitement that this book gives, and you don't need the blurb on the back of the book to see what the basic plot is! I was actually quite surprised that the book was enjoyable for someone my age, this book seems to be made for kids younger than me, so I would say that anyone 7-11 years old will hopefully enjoy this book, but I can't speak for everyone.
The price is a little O.T.T, I would have expected a simple kid's book to have been a lot cheaper than $12.00. If I ever have kids one day, and people still sell these books, I might read this to my boy/girl, I'm sure they'll love it! This is a book that will be loved by anyone who loves dinosaurs, cavemen and excitement. Have fun reading!
This is a refreshingly different book about a cave boy and his adventures with dinosaurs (and escapes from his nasty sister).
I struggled a bit with the pronunciation of the names of the dinosaurs ( a phonetic spelling of each name would have been great) but liked the concept of the book. This could be an easy way for children to learn a little bit about how some believe our ancestors may have lived, however so much of it is not real that if your child has problems differentiating between fact and fiction, I would probably err them on the side of make believe as I doubt a T- Rex would be having a conversation with cave boy for real .
I think this would probably appeal more to boys than girls due to its subject matter and vivid descriptions of poo and pus and other such grossness!!
This is a black and white book and almost every page has an illustration related to the text on that page. I loved the typeset which is Berkeley Oldstyle and very easy to read.
A good series of books to get your young boys reading but not sure of the appeal to girls.
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