With You Can’t Take the Dinosaur Home, Mary Esparza-Vela has created a unique and delightful new take on a classic storyline.
Three alien siblings visit a nearby planet to collect treasure. The youngest, Hunee, is upset when he finds a large piece of treasure he wants to take home, but his older sister and brother tell him he can’t take the dinosaur with them.
Young readers will be captivated by this neat story and the adorable artwork by Mike Motz. I applaud Esparza-Vela’s imaginative reworking of a classic storyline to fit a modern audience. It’s a fabulous idea.
Not only are the aliens so cute you want to pinch their cheeks, but it’s hilarious watching them try to find a way to jam the huge dinosaur into their tiny spaceship and witnessing Hunee’s temper tantrums as Kyzzie and Sweetz explain there is no way to get the dinosaur home. With a funny surprise ending, this book is destined to be a hit with young readers.
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Paperback: 16 pages
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc (February 1, 2013)
I received a free electronic copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.