Fun Finds for June and July 2009
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by Chris Gall
Dinosaurs! Trucks! Put them together, you get . . . Dinotrux! Follow their evolution from prehistoric times, when they ruled the land, to modern times, when they’re reborn as hardworking helpers. Text is spare and funny; illustrations, lavishly expressive. Little Brown, $17. All ages.
Do Not Build a Frankenstein!
by Neil Numberman
The new boy in town shares a warning: While at first it might seem fun, you’ll regret making a monster. He will follow you everywhere! Will anyone listen? HarperCollins, $17. Ages 4 to 8.
by Ursula Vernon
This new series stars Danny, a young dragon struggling to learn to breathe fire. Danny and his best friend face classic school issues with humor—and, in this installment, a deep sea adventure. Penguin, $13. Ages 8 to 12.
Alex and Lulu
by Lorena Siminovich
Alex and Lulu are best friends. But they couldn’t be more different! Alex worries that this means they can’t be close, until Lulu reminds him that it’s their differences that make being together so much fun. Candlewick, $15. Ages 4 to 8.
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