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Truck Plus Dinosaur Equals Dinotrux

June 6, 2010


Written and illustrated by Chris Gall
Little Brown and Company, 2009
Picture Book

What little boy doesn’t love trucks and dinosaurs. Mix those together and you get .  . . Dinotrux! Which yes, is as great as it sounds!

Millions of years ago / prehistoric trucks roamed the earth” begins Dinotrux, ” . . . Dinotrux ruled the world.”  Creatures like Dozeratops, Dumploducus, Rollodon and Digasaurus crunch, munch and gobble, scaring club-carrying, lizard-crunching cavemen.

Can you imagine these pictures? Morphed trucks with claws, teeth, eyes, tails. Seriously cool.

Then, one tragic day “there was a flash of light and a terrible storm.” Only a few escaped. Sound familiar? Those that escaped, well, they evolved into . . .

Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out.

Book Play: Get out trucks and dinosaurs and make your own Dinotrux land. Use this teacher guide from the publisher for more fun ideas.

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 7, 2010 5:17 pm

    sooo boyish!!!

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