Dinosaur Rescue: Scuto-stickysaurus

Like many boys around the country I look forward to a new Dinosaur Rescue book from the wonderful Kyle Mewburn and Donovan Bixley.  Each book gives me my dose of prehistoric facts, disgusting dinosaur behaviour and wild adventures with Arg the brainy cave boy.  Arg’s latest adventure is Scuto-stickysaurus.

In Scuto-stickysaurus, disgusted by his family’s eating habits, Arg leaves his cave to search for the cause of the terrible noise that is filling the air.  He discovers a Scutosaurus, a very slow, heavily armoured dinosaur, and he sets off to save it from his tribe’s hunting party.  It’s not long before he finds himself stuck to the Scutosaurus with no way to pry himself loose.  It’s up to his good friend Skeet to rescue him and the Scutosaurus before it’s too late.

Scuto-stickysaurus has the perfect mix of fact, fiction and stinky dinosaurs that I love about this very cool series.  In this book you can:

  • Learn how to look like a Neanderthal,
  • Find out about a prehistoric trip to the dentist,
  • Get some jungle survival tips (Bear Grylls style)
  • Learn about dangerous jungle plants
  • Discover the perfect way to escape a Deadly Mouth Plant.

There’s also plenty of dinosaur poo and farts to go around, and when it comes to these, Arg is always in the wrong place at the wrong time.  It’s the combination of the story and the illustrations that makes this series so hilarious.  Scuto-stickysaurus is the 7th book in the series and it’s just as good as the 1st book, T-wreck-asaurus.  I hope that Kyle and Donovan have got plenty more ideas up their sleeves for Arg’s future adventures.

Thanks to Scholastic New Zealand I have 2 copies of Scuto-stickysaurus to give away.  You can enter here.

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6 responses to “Dinosaur Rescue: Scuto-stickysaurus

  1. kelseyfeisst

    I would love to be able to win one of these books my little girl would love it! What a great review on the book, sounds like its a mix of educational and fun reading.

  2. Helen Muxlow

    Love to win Scuto-stickysaurus – these books are a firm favourite with the dinosaur loving kids in our school library

  3. Anita E

    I work in a preschool and love reading the Dinosaur Rescue books out loud to the children, they absolutely love the pictures as well.

  4. Jenny Whiting

    This a wonderful series for primary age children. Would love to win the prize pack. Illustrations are fab. Boys love these at our school library. These are always issued out of library. I will have to look at buying some more of this series next year for the school library.

  5. Clare Scott

    5 year old grandson is a huge fan of these books. He’s keen to collect the whole set. Clever words and illustrations are just what little (and big!) boys love.

  6. bookchattercath

    My Miss 5 loves dinosaurs so much, that at our last house she had a dinosaur wall mural in her bedroom :)

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