Dinosaur Cove #5: Catching the Velociraptor by Rex StoneDinosaur Cove #5: Catching the Velociraptor by Rex Stone

Dinosaur Cove #5: Catching the Velociraptor

byRex StoneIllustratorMike Spoor

Paperback | February 1, 2009

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Tom and Jamie can't believe their luck when they find a secret entrance to a prehistoric world filled with dinosaurs! The boys are ready for a fun day with the Wanna by the lagoon. But when a velociraptor steals their Fossil Finder, they find themselves chasing the speedy thief into unfamiliar -- and dangerous -- territory.
Title:Dinosaur Cove #5: Catching the VelociraptorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7.57 × 5.25 × 0.19 inPublished:February 1, 2009Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545053811

ISBN - 13:9780545053815

Appropriate for ages: 7


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Weakest link in an otherwise great series My daughter and I have been gobbling up this series since it first came out. The stories are usually very good, with a great balance of fact and fantasy. Unfortunately, in this adventure, the reckless behaviour of the characters really disappointed my daughter and I. Normally during their encounters with dinosaurs, the boys are cautious and practical. In this adventure, a velociraptor steals a piece of technology from the time traveling boys and they have to retrieve it before it is time for them to return to the present. They exercise no caution whatsoever before entering the den of a ferocious predator. To my mind, this sends out a very bad message about dealing with wild animals. The plot of this story is not as well conceived as the others, and it lacks the humour and quick writing that we found so appealing in the first four books. My daughter is a big fan of raptors such as velociraptor, deinonychus, and Utahraptor, so her expectations for this adventure were high. Sadly, she was disappointed in this tale and the way in which her favourite dinosaur was portrayed.
Date published: 2009-04-14