Saturday, December 3, 2016

Jurassic Classics: The Prehistoric Masters of Literature by Saskia Lacey Review

Book Nerd Review by Olivia

Read classic literature from the eyes of the dinosaurs, and learn about the literary greats through humorous, prehistoric mashups and fun, dinosaur-themed facts.

Jurassic Classics: The Prehistoric Masters of Literature mixes prehistoric dinosaur humor with some of the great names of literary history to teach the classics in a fun and inviting way for children of all ages. The first book in a new series, The Prehistoric Masters of Literature, features an assortment of well-known, classic authors, such as the Bronte sisters, Jane Austen, and William Shakespeare, all under the guise of favorite dinosaur mashups (i.e. the "Brontesaurus" sisters). The Prehistoric Masters of Literature features a brief "dino" biography of each author, with real facts intertwined and modified to fit with the prehistoric theme. Each biographical spread also includes a short mini book of one of the author's classic novels, glued into the last pages. For instance, an abridged version of Wuthering Swamp Heights is included alongside the Brontesaurus sisters' biography. With the timeless popularity of dinosaur subjects for children, this new series is sure to engage and delight, as well as teach children about famous figures in history.

The Prehistoric Masters of Literature is about dinosaur stories like Romeo and Juliet, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Tale of Two Cities. My favorite one is the Adventures of Tom Sawyer because it was fun and hilarious. The pictures made me laugh out loud! Also, it was funny because they put dinosaurs in the stories to mix it up. I would recommend this book to whoever likes to read things that make you laugh.

Another book related to this is called The Presidential Masters of Prehistory. It was entertaining just like the other book. I learned facts about the real Presidents that I didn’t know before. There was humor mixed in with facts. I liked how they made President Obama into Obamasaurus. These two books are very funny.

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