1. The Mashup- Kids are all about mashups these days. Don't believe me? Do a quick search on YouTube Kids. And this mashup of dinosaurs and pirates is so brilliant. It definitely won't disappoint!
2. Captain Rex- I absolutely love that the biggest baddest dinosaur is a she. Big win here on giving the audience something unexpected and fabulous.
3. Rhyme- I feel like you should sing rather than just read this book. The rhyme and rhythm is just so spot on.
4. The Main Character- Little Scute's his name, although it isn't stated in the book. His emotional ups and downs throughout the story will tug at your heartstrings and have you cheering for him at the end.
5. Illustrations- Somehow Michael Slack managed to make these Pirasaurs scary and fierce but cute at the same time. And the vibrant colors throughout really catch your eye.
Parents: If your kids love mashups like mine do then they will LOVE this book!
Teachers: Looking for a book to hook a reluctant reader? Look no further!
Writers: Mashups; brilliant rhyme; great pacing; leaving room for the illustrator