Sunday, November 15, 2015

Kid Lit: Dino-Swimming


Dino-Swimming by Lisa Wheeler

Goodreads Summary:
The Land Sharks take on the Algae Eaters in a dino-swimming showdown! Raptor and Stegosaurus start it off in the individual medley, while the Ptero twins battle it out in the butterfly race. Then Galli and Diplo wow the crowd with their flips and tricks off the diving board! But which team will win the swim meet? It comes down to the last event, the backstroke. Both Stego and Galli think they'll take the prize. Let's hope these dinos remembered their goggles―this swim meet is bound to make a splash!

Background:
Lisa Wheeler's dino sports book are a big hit in our house. I've already written about how awesome these books are for young kids. The last time we went to the library, Christopher checked out a bunch of the earlier dino sports books with his new library card. And he asked again when Dino-Swimming was coming out. I was surprised to find that we'd missed the October 1st release date. Luckily we were able to get this book from the library within a couple of days.

My Thoughts:
This book is just as good as my favorite earlier books. Once again, Lisa Wheeler is able to explain the basics of swim meets while weaving together a fun competition between the meat-eaters and the plant-loving dinosaurs. There is even the introduction of a new dinosaur, which was cool.

My son and I have started keeping track of which group wins in each book and seeing who wins the overall series of whichever set of books we read during that sitting. We really should own these books. They're so awesome. I may need to break down and buy some for Christmas this year.

If you have a sport-loving kid in your life, I strongly recommend these books! Dino-Swimming was so fun. And the teaser at the end is Dino-Racing, which will likely be our household favorite when it comes out (date unannounced) as my son is obsessed with Cars, Cars 2, and racing in general.

My Rating: 4 Stars

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