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Author: Wheeler, Lisa
Meat-eating dinosaurs face plant-eating dinosaurs in a baseball game.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.10
Points: .5 Quiz: 134923
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 1.30
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 49164
Common Core Standards
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Craft & Structure
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
School Library Journal (04/01/10)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 03/01/2010 Following Dino-Hockey (2007) and Dino-Soccer (2009), Wheeler’s latest dino-sports story heads to the baseball diamond, where two teams of prehistoric athletes face off: the Green Sox herbivores and Rib-Eye Reds, including celebrity carnivores like T. rex. Once again, the play-by-play action in the acrylic paintings and the rhyming text (“Green Sox need to change the score. / Their only hope? Apatosaur!”) will captivate young baseball fans, while the humor in each incongruous scene will widen the book’s audience to sports-ambivalent kids. A final spread hints at the series’ next installment: “Buy your tickets at the court / for Dino-Hoops—next season’s sport!” - Copyright 2010 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 04/01/2010 PreS-Gr 2— In this third book about the Rib-Eye Reds (carnivores) and Green Sox (herbivores), the teams are all over the diamond playing fast-action baseball. The rhyming text sweeps youngsters through the game with appropriate baseball idioms peppered throughout. Wheeler includes on-the-field plays as well as typical baseball-crowd fun like a manager's tantrum, a seventh-inning stretch, and a visit to the snack bar. Gott's illustrations are masterful at catching the leaping, running action of the battling behemoths and giving each spread a stop-action, "you are there" feel. The final page promises a rematch on the basketball court in the next book. Libraries looking to satisfy dinosaur lovers as well as sports enthusiasts will find this title an easy sell.—Marge Loch-Wouters, La Crosse Public Library, WI - Copyright 2010 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.