My Best Friends Are Books is part of the blog tour to celebrate the Children’s Choice Award in the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Tomorrow I’m hosting interviews with Yvonne Morrison and Donovan Bixley here on the blog and you can read my review of their wonderful book, Little Red Riding Hood (Not Quite).
Thanks to everyone who entered the competition. The winner is Chris.
Like many boys around the country I look forward to a new Dinosaur Rescue book from the wonderful Kyle Mewburn and Donovan Bixley. Each book gives me my dose of prehistoric facts, disgusting dinosaur behaviour and wild adventures with Arg the brainy cave boy. Arg’s latest adventure is Scuto-stickysaurus.
In Scuto-stickysaurus, disgusted by his family’s eating habits, Arg leaves his cave to search for the cause of the terrible noise that is filling the air. He discovers a Scutosaurus, a very slow, heavily armoured dinosaur, and he sets off to save it from his tribe’s hunting party. It’s not long before he finds himself stuck to the Scutosaurus with no way to pry himself loose. It’s up to his good friend Skeet to rescue him and the Scutosaurus before it’s too late.
Scuto-stickysaurus has the perfect mix of fact, fiction and stinky dinosaurs that I love about this very cool series. In this book you can:
- Learn how to look like a Neanderthal,
- Find out about a prehistoric trip to the dentist,
- Get some jungle survival tips (Bear Grylls style)
- Learn about dangerous jungle plants
- Discover the perfect way to escape a Deadly Mouth Plant.
There’s also plenty of dinosaur poo and farts to go around, and when it comes to these, Arg is always in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s the combination of the story and the illustrations that makes this series so hilarious. Scuto-stickysaurus is the 7th book in the series and it’s just as good as the 1st book, T-wreck-asaurus. I hope that Kyle and Donovan have got plenty more ideas up their sleeves for Arg’s future adventures.
Thanks to Scholastic New Zealand I have 2 copies of Scuto-stickysaurus to give away. You can enter here.
Scuto-stickysaurus is the latest book in Kyle Mewburn and Donovan Bixley’s disgusting and hilarious Dinosaur Rescue series. Each book gives me my dose of prehistoric facts, disgusting dinosaur behaviour and wild adventures with Arg the brainy cave boy. You can read my review here.
Did you know there is an awesome new Dinosaur Rescue website? Head to www.dinosaur-rescue.com to have a look at all the interesting information and cool activities.
Thanks to Scholastic New Zealand I have a Dinosaur Rescue prize pack to give away, including a copy of Scuto-stickysaurus and 2 other Dinosaur Rescue books . To get in the draw all you have to do is enter your name and email address in the form below, and tell me 2 things that you can find at www.dinosaur-rescue.com. Competition closes Wednesday 28 November (NZ only).
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner is Annette.
The Looky Book is a cool new puzzle book by New Zealand author/illustrator Donovan Bixley, with 11 different puzzles, all with colourful New Zealand landscapes, birds and animals. There are heaps of things to find in each picture, like find the numbers with the crazy All Black lambs, spot the difference with the mischievous keas, find the animals hidden deep in the bush, and match the farmers to their animals. You can read my full review and my interview with Donovan here on the blog.
I have a copy to give away and all you need to do is enter your name and email address in the form below. Competition closes Thursday 1 November (NZ only).