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Parents' Guide to

Dinotrux

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Earth-pounding action will thrill truck-loving dino fans.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

No Thanks

My almost 4 year old son watched a few episodes, but it's just hypermasculine junk. There is nothing original, captivating or educational about the show. I was relieved when my son turned to the more educational Animal Mechanicals which was not so aggressive.
age 5+

Fun!

The CSM write-up is right on. Nothing your child will likely learn from this but its great fun. Some minor potty humor type stuff, like Dinotrux "leaking oil" and such. My 5 year old son who loves trucks and dinosaurs thinks its the best book he has ever seen. Takes it with him everywhere. May be a great book for kids reluctant to read if they enjoy these topics.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

DINOTRUX will thrill any kid who loves trucks and dinosaurs. The story is a simple one, much like that of the primitive creatures that roamed the earth in times past. Inside the covers, the left side shows various dinotrux, while the right depicts real trucks that play a comparable role. Each of the dinotrux has a clever name, such as dozeratops, dumploducus, or rollodon, that says something about its character.

Every page is jam-packed with action, especially the Wham! Bam! Pow! kind you would find in a superhero comic book. The artwork is clever and eye-catching, and will appeal most to readers who like big, mechanical-looking robot trucks. Dark, earthy, yet vivid colors and block letters add to the roar.

Pages are illustrated from edge to edge with bold, noisy color and clever cartoonish detail. Though this is not an audiobook, readers will hear the rumbling and pounding of the dinotrux as well as the shrieks of the Fred Flinstone-type cave people as they run for their lives...all because of the artwork.

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