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This review is from: Chasing the Tunnelling Trickster: Dinosaur Cove 13 (Paperback)
Jamie and Tom are planning another fantastic trip back to the age of the dinosaurs in their brand new adventure. They are going to use their time-travelling portal in Dinosaur Cove to take them all the way back to the dawn of the dinosaur age so that they can carry out some research for Jamie's father. Pausing only to pack some cheese and pickle sandwiches and an ammonite to use as a key to the portal, they head off back in time. They and their small dinosaur friend, Wanna, set out to explore. It's not long before they discover all kinds of strange new creatures but none is stranger than the Lystrosaurus which lives in the tunnels it digs underground. However, disaster strikes when one of the cheeky dinosaurs steals the backpack containing the ammonite, without which they can't get home! It looks like the two boys will have to follow the Lystrosaurus into it's lair if they want be able to travel back home.
There are now around a dozen Dinosaur Cove adventures featuring Jamie and Tom, which goes some way to proving the popularity of the series and with a seemingly endless supply of young dinosaur fans it's just as well! The author has written a thrilling series for younger readers and yet also keeps a very strong educational side to the books, which we thought was fantastic. Fans can get lost in adventures amongst these giant creatures and yet learn loads of facts about them too.
There are other books in the series that deal with the more popular and well known dinosaurs, which may lend them a bit of drama that this episode is lacking but it is nevertheless filled with a humour and mischievousness which more than makes up for it. With a perfect blend of fun and facts, this should appeal not only to parents but also to every child who dreams of adventure with their own dinosaur pet in a time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.