Dinosaurs #1 In The Beginning by Plumeri and Bloz

dinosaursDinosaurs: In The Beginning
by Plumeri and Bloz
56 pages – age 6+
Published by Papercutz on January 7, 2014

Publisher’s series summary: “Think you know everything there is to know about dinosaurs? Think again! In this brand new series, kid dinos show us what their lives were like in short, funny, teeth-gnashing bursts of prehistoric mayhem. DINOSAURS is your guided tour through the rough-and-tumble world of the mightiest beasts to ever walk the earth!

In the first book of the series, the reader is introduced to all sorts of dinosaurs and in a very silly way, you learn how they looked, hunted, and fought. There is also some information on how it is thought the dinosaurs became extinct and some about fossils too.

What I thought- I love it when books mix humor with learning. This book does that – plus it is a comic so that gets bonus points from me. 🙂 I think kids can learn a lot from comics. I liked that the dinosaurs were story characters and that their actions in the story is a funny way of telling us what the dinosaurs were really like. The artwork in the comic is great –


There is a paleontologist character too, Indino Jones. He adds even more humor to the story. There are some scary dinosaur fights and some dinosaur blood (and also some butt and poop jokes) but there isn’t anything too over the top for younger readers. Some younger kids may have problems with the some of the words in the book like the dinosaur’s names, but the pictures can help those kids know what action is going on in the story. I think this will be a great series!

Five out of five bookworms! fivebooks



Check out the Papercutz Dinosaurs page (click HERE). There is more information on the series and also resources for teachers!


Categories: Age 6-9

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22 replies

  1. Love the faces on those dinosaurs! KEWL! 🙂 YOU especially gotta love Indino Jones! Come on. Am I right or am I right?! (Oh yeah.) I’m always right! Is that you I hear bursting with laughter? EH?

  2. My son in 3rd grade would love this! He still is fond of dinosaurs!

  3. This looks pretty cool! i know some kids who would love it!

  4. I’ve always liked dinosaurs, but my son has never been into them. Oh well, we all can’t like the same things, right? 😀

  5. Dinosaurs in a comic book – my son will love this!

  6. The expressions on those dinosaurs is hilarious! You can see how talented and skilled the illustrator is, and the text sounds great, too! I really think those dinosaurs are probably so lovable and funny, the reader (me) would cry at the end when distinction is on the brink!

    Great review, Erik 😀

  7. Know a little boy who would love this book.

  8. This sounds like a great dinosaur book. There are dinosaurs in the next Amanda book!

  9. I love the look of that inside page you shared. Looks really interesting.

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