From School Library Journal
Starred Review. Kindergarten-Grade 4–An action-packed science-fiction romp starring a cast of dinosaur characters. When a mysterious object lands on one of Jurassica's moons, Captain Raptor and his crew set out in their spaceship to investigate. After narrowly escaping several dangerous situations, they land on Eon's surface and discover that an unfamiliar vessel has crashed nearby. During a tense confrontation between the dinosaurs and the newcomers, the alien leader is suddenly swept away by a winged "pteraspikadon." Captain Raptor quickly engages his blastobooster, rockets into the sky, and saves him. After properly greeting the human visitors and helping them get under way, the crew returns to the Megatooth
and heads out for another adventure. Presented in comic-book style, this story blends an eye-catching layout with a quick-moving plot, tongue-in-cheek humor, and an imaginative setting. The text has a melodramatic tone that suits the tale perfectly. While much of the watercolor and gouache artwork consists of sequenced rectangles, occasional single- and double-page paintings open out the format and highlight important moments. The dinosaurs, who wear funky-looking space gear and have an endless supply of gadgets, are a blast. The bespectacled Professor Angleoptorous is part beast and part robot, while toothy Captain Raptor, in his shiny and spiky armor, has a real hero's elan. Sci-fi fans and dinophiles will eat this book up, and it might also capture the interest of reluctant readers.–Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal
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“* An action-packed science-fiction romp starring a cast of dinosaur characters. . . . Sci-fi fans and dinophiles will eat this book up, and it might also capture the interest of reluctant readers.” ―School Library Journal, starred review
“Jurassic Park meets Star Trek meets Captain Nemo in this sci-fi comic about high-tech dinosaurs.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Dinosaurs in space will lead to giggles for young readers.” ―BCCB
“* Few readers-reluctant or otherwise-will be able to resist this clever mix of dinosaurs, pirates, and science fiction.” ―School Library Journal, starred review on CAPTAIN RAPTOR AND THE SPACE PIRATES
“A sure hit with dino/sf fans and an undoubted draw for reluctant readers.” ―Booklist on CAPTAIN RAPTOR AND THE SPACE PIRATES
“O'Malley and O'Brien have way too much fun here, and the Captain's legions of fans will, too.” ―Kirkus Reviews on CAPTAIN RAPTOR AND THE SPACE PIRATES
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