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Knights vs. Dinosaurs

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Silly fantasy has lots of kid appeal and fantasy violence.

Book Matt Phelan Fantasy 2018
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After a bit of a slow start, this silly, exciting, action-adventure fantasy is loaded with kid appeal -- and not just for boys, either. Knights vs. Dinosaurs has smart, brave girls right in the middle of the fray, too. Lots of lighthearted and funny illustrations, including a few comic-book-type pages, keep the mood upbeat, enhance the sense of adventure and excitement, and will help reluctant readers keep the pages turning.

Don't look for much a plot here. It's about knights fighting dinosaurs, and for plenty of young readers, that's more than enough. Two of the main characters turn out to be female, and they're a couple of great role models for girls as well as reminders that girls can do anything boys can do, sometimes in better and smarter ways, too. The group of main characters learn the value of teamwork, and not to brag about or exaggerate their accomplishments. Good for reluctant readers who can handle a few brief specifics about fighting.

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