Adventure with dinosaurs: Read our review of The Secret Explorers and the Jurassic Rescue by SJ King

Adventure with dinosaurs: Read our review of The Secret Explorers and the Jurassic Rescue by SJ King

Tamiko shuffles along the beach on her hands and knees. The sharp pebbles dig into her skin, but she hardly notices. She’s focused on her favourite thing – hunting for fossils! Sifting through sand with her fingers, Tamiko spots an ammonite, a sea creature that lived at the same time as the dinosaurs. Nestled in her hands, she can’t wait to study her new treasure.

Strolling home, Tamiko pauses outside her favourite shop. She gazes at the glittering display of crystals, fossils, and semi-precious stones. But something else catches her eye, a glowing compass symbol. A thrill runs through Tamiko. The compass is the symbol of The Secret Explorers – they have a new mission!

On this mission, Tamiko and Cheng, the geology explorer, travel back to the age of the dinosaurs in an effort to rescue a dinosaur egg from destruction. However, to save the egg, the Secret Explorers have to use all their courage and skills to outsmart a fierce Allosaurus, rescue a baby Stegosaurus, and find a way to attract and Archaeopteryx. Tamiko and Cheng soon find that in order to succeed, they need to come up with some unusual solutions.

With facts about dinosaurs, fossils, and why modern birds are dinosaurs, this adventure is perfect for young readers aged 7+. Informative diagrams tell kids all they need to know about important elements of the story while keeping kids engaged. Ellie O’Shea’s distinct illustrations clearly show the characters’ appearances and pivotal scenes in the story so the dinosaur facts can be more fully cemented and visualised in young readers’ minds.

The Secret Explorers and the Jurassic Rescue is the fourth instalment in SJ King’s educational fiction series. As with Gustavo, from the third instalment, readers can access Gustavo’s mission notes, dinosaur facts, a quiz, and a glossary of key terms – perfect for the classroom!

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Publisher details

The Secret Explorers and the Jurassic Rescue
Author
DK
Publisher
Dorling Kindersley
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
05 January, 2021

Synopsis

Travel back in time and discover facts you never knew about dinosaurs and prehistoric life in this fourth instalment of The Secret Explorers. In The Secret Explorers and the Jurassic Rescue, dinosaur expert Tamiko and geology expert Cheng travel back to the age of the dinosaurs in an effort to rescue a dinosaur egg from destruction. However, to save the egg, the Secret Explorers first have to use all their courage and skills to outsmart a fierce Allosaurus, rescue a baby Stegosaurus, and find a way to attract an Archaeopteryx. Tamiko and Cheng soon find that, to succeed, they need to come up with some unusual solutions...Packed with fun illustrations and facts about dinosaurs, fossils, and why modern birds are dinosaurs, this thrilling adventure is perfect for young readers.
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