Pirasaurs! deserves a book review written in pirate vernacular, but I am worried it would not do the book justice. The concept of pirate dinosaurs is well developed and the pictures depict pirate plays on actual prehistoric creatures: Bronto Beard, Triceracook, Velocimate and Captain Rex. The creators certainly ‘cannon-blast you to the past!’ My toddler son and I enjoyed the detail and the rhythm of the story and opportunities to roar out loud (ROL?). You could almost read it in a yo-ho-ho voice the whole way through, but it is not required, although the more drama the better. There is a twist at the end from one of the smaller pirate dinosaurs and a good moral about working together. I do find actually saying “pirasaurs” a bit tricky on the tongue for some reason but the book itself is an enjoyable read with just the right amount of rhyming.
It is with ‘gems, doubloons and silver spoons’ I recommend this book. It will tickle the fancy of tiny dinosaur and pirate enthusiasts alike and surely inspire future Halloween costumes.
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