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Feb 06 2013

A Pterodactyl Stole My Homework by Nick Falk and Tony Flowers

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Saursus Street series. Random House, 2013. ISBN 978 1 74275 656 1.
(Age: 8-10) Recommended. Sam is in a predicament. A pterodactyl has stolen his homework and his mother doesn't believe him! Would you? How will he get it back?
Saursus Street: A Pterodactyl Stole My Homework is a funny adventure story featuring eight year old Sam and his older brother, Nathan. It is aimed at independent readers aged 8-10 years and is especially good for readers who love dinosaurs. I would highly recommend this book for those boys who aren't big on reading as they will enjoy the adventure and fun. The language used is easy to read and understand too.
It is the second book in the series but readers won't need to read the first one to help them understand the story.
The chapters are short, helping the story move along quickly, and the use of different fonts to emphasise words is reminiscent of Geronimo Stilton books.
Readers will giggle at the antics of Sam as he hunts down his homework. He is harassed by his horrible teacher, threatened with boarding school and loses his pants! Will Team Dinosaur (Sam and his brother) find the stolen homework and discover why a pterodactyl is busy stealing all over town?
Kylie Kempster

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