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Dino-Football

author Lisa Wheeler

illustrator Barry Gott

ISBN-10: 0761363947

ISBN-13: 978-0761363941

The Greenblades and the Redscales face off in the Mega-Bowl! Sacks and hand-offs. Touchdowns and interceptions. When dinos don shoulder pads, the action is sure to be epic. But as the clock ticks down, will the Scales make a goal-line stand or will the Blades break through for the winning TD?

Excerpt:

Neither team will play at home.

This game is at the Lava Dome.

The Greenblade Snackers look so proud.

The Redscales wave up to the crowd.

Pads and helmets for each team.

Uniforms in red and green.

The sporty dinosaurs that have played soccer, hockey, baseball, and basketball in previous outings take on football on “Mega Bowl Sunday.” With eager dinosaur fans in the stadium bleachers, the herbivorous Redscales battle the meat-eating Snackers in rhyming couplets, laced with game lingo: . . . Gott’s high-energy cartoons place readers right in the football action, with dinosaur tackles, touchdowns, and a rousing halftime show.

—Publisher’s Weekly

 

It’s Mega Bowl Sunday in the Lava Dome, and a crowd of excited dinosaurs are watching the Greenblade Snackers play against the Redscales. The rhyming running commentary contains the terminology and all the play-by-play excitement of a televised game. . . Gott’s illustrations of the tackles are more humorous than brutal, and he draws examples of good sportsmanship on and off the field. A detailed scoreboard and color-coded naming system in the text (the dinos’ names are in green or red depending on their team) make this game easy to follow.

— School Library Journal Review

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