The Boys' Book of Survival meets Dav Pilkey with a prehistoric twist, in this definitive, go-to book about everything AWESOME you EVER wanted to know about dinosaurs. Discover a wealth of weird, wacky, and wild facts about dinosaurs, told in Mike Lowery's signature comic style with bright and energetic artwork, fresh framing devices, and hilarious jokes. This will be the go-to book for dinosaur enthusiasts that kids will put in their backpacks and obsess over, bridging the gap between encyclopedic nonfiction content and lighter picture book fare, filling the need with a one-stop shop for the legions of 6-9 year olds who want to know absolutely everything there is to know about dinosaurs.
Discover the must-have book for dinosaur enthusiasts, a madcap field guide full of facts and humor, and learn everything you ever wanted to know about prehistoric beasts!
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* "Lowery sandwiches a populous parade of very simply drawn dinos between a history of prehistory and a roundup of diverse topics, from what paleontologists do to sets of dinosaur jokes and "A Few Kinda Weird (and Unlikely!) Dino Extinction Theories... dinosaurs hold the spotlight, flying and marine reptiles, early mammals, and other fabulous early fauna take such frequent star turns that along with infobites galore, readers will come away with a fairly sound understanding of just how dinosaurs fit into the whole history of life on this planet....A manic but solid series kickoff." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Each page is jammed full of fun facts, jokes about dinosaurs, and graphic illustrations. Even the most diehard dinosaur expert will learn something new in this book... this book will be popular for the simple fact that it is just plain fun to read." -- School Library Connection
"[Lowery] does a fantastic job of balancing out the plethora of facts with a wonderful sense of humor...The bright, cartoonish illustrations and often hand-lettered text are perfectly suited to the writing's irreverent tone, which makes absorbing the facts a breeze." -- Booklist
Praise for Mac Undercover, illustrated by Mike Lowery:
* "Barnett and Lowery bring the funny to the serious art of espionage in a perfect interplay of text and illustration... Barnett interweaves tidbits of global history fit for trivia lovers, while Lowery's comic-style images play a key role in the humor... Told with a sense of nostalgia for 1980s history and pop culture, the silliness and originality of this book will hook young readers." -- School Library Journal, starred review
"Barnett takes his readers on a fun-filled ride... Barnett's tone throughout the story is humorous, lighthearted, and a little glib, and the over-the-top story is sure to appeal to many readers... an enjoyable romp that will leave readers salivating for the sequel." -- Kirkus Reviews
"[Barnett's] riotous series debut as an adult recalling a 1980s childhood caper... goofy, two-color pictures by Lowery (the Doodle Adventure series) ramp up the silliness of this adventure... which should snare even the most hesitant readers." -- Publishers Weekly
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