Starting at a new school is always exciting, but following along with a group of monstrous students on their first day at The Mad Scientist Academy is sure to be an adventure! Dr. Cosmic has a fantastic exhibit on dinosaurs he can't wait to share with his new class, but there are a few bugs to work out first. When their holographic guide, Dr. Tibia, takes them on a tour back through time, the students get a first hand experience at what it was like sixty-five million years ago. It's awesome to see the events that shaped our world recreated, despite a few terrifying glitches. Dr. Cosmic has a puzzle for his students to solve, and he gives them each book that contains everything a scientist needs to reveal mysteries. The dinosaurs on exhibit are set to "safe" mode, so the students are able to observe them without danger and gather clues. When an accident causes the machines to switch the dinosaurs into "live" mode, they've got a disaster on their hands. Will the students be able to learn enough about the dinosaurs to save the exhibit? What will happen if they run into a T. rex? Can a smelly lunch save the day? Will they ever find the school pet, Oscar, who's a real live dinosaur? You'll have to read this prehistoric book to find out!
Mad Scientist Academy:The Dinosaur Disaster by Matthew McElligott was especially nice for me, because I love graphic novels, and the story is presented in that style. The illustrations are brilliant, and it was fun to learn more about dinosaurs. The facts are used as clues, and Margo and I had fun putting the pieces of the puzzle together. We enjoyed the humor, and Margo kept trying to guess what the contents of Wolfgang's smelly lunch bag could be. I recommend this book to young readers who like to learn facts and think visually. If you're a dinosaur fanatic, you'll love it! For those who want to introduce a younger friend or sibling to graphic novels, this is a good place to start.
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