Dinosaur Boy

Dinosaur Boy

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Sometimes being different is good...even if it means having a tail and spikes

Everyone knows the dinosaur gene skips a generation. So it wasn't a complete surprise when Sawyer sprouted a tail and spikes before he started fifth grade. After all, his grandfather was part stegosaurus.

Despite Principal Mathis's Zero Tolerance Policy, Sawyer is a bully magnet, befriended only by BFF Elliot and the weird new girl. When the bullies start disappearing, Sawyer is relieved-until he discovers a secret about the principal that's more shocking than Dino DNA. Now it's up to the unlikely trio to rescue their tormentors from a galactically horrible fate.

Title:Dinosaur Boy
ISBN:9781492605379
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    Dinosaur Boy Reviews

  • Wendy Darling

    ADORABLE. I chuckled throughout the whole thing, and at one point I giggled so hard that the bed shook and I woke my husband. Review to come!...

  • Nancy Cavanaugh

    Young readers will LOVE this book! A fun, interesting read with themes of acceptance and friendship....

  • Scottsdale Public Library

    Funny and exciting with many strange twists and turns this book was a very fun read aloud for my fourth grader to read to my first grader. Sparked some interesting conversations on everything from DNA...

  • Cosmiccai713

    funny book i like ring toss...

  • Ruth

    I can definitely see the draw to this book - dinosaurs, what? But having read it, I have to wonder if the people giving it 5 stars are Jupiterians (ugh). What could have been an amazing look at social...

  • Alisa Lockman

    This year I started reading any book my son asked me to as a way to encourage his reading because it is always better to have someone to discuss a book with. So going in I knew I am not the target dem...

  • P.J.

    Sure to pull at your heart in all the right places, Dinosaur Boy is a great choice for boys and girls, fans of science fiction or not. It's a great story about a kid who finds out that he has inherite...

  • MeatballBen

    This book is awesome! This book is great! I liked it because it was funny. Sawyer turned into a dinosaur, then he went to school and people made fun of him. Then the kids who were making fun of him go...

  • C. L.

    A clever, surprisingly moving allegory for the lives of special-accommodation kids. The plot gets a little out of hand at the end, but still an interesting effort. Recommended....

  • James

    This book was extremely creative and absolutely loved it. The only work it needs is probably on the title because it sorta sounds like a four year old book....