King of the Road! Revenge of the Dinotrux by Chris Gall
IT WASN'T FUN BEING STUCK IN A DRAFTY MUSEUM.
TYRANNOSAURUS TRUX WAS NOT HAPPY. KINDERGARTEN DAY AT THE MUSEUM MEANT LOTS OF SCREAMING... BANGING...AND LOTS OF CHEWING GUM ALL OVER HIS CLAWS.
For the Dinotrux on exhibit, Kindergarten field trips are worse than ice ages with an asteroid strike thrown in for free. They've had it up to their headlights with being fossils! Finally, they decide to blast their way out of their exhibit hall.
Dinotrux run amok!
Crashing and smashing their way through the walls of the museum, the Dinotrux take their protest to the streets! Garbageon gobbles clunker cars; Dumplodocus crunches on houses; Velociscraper lowers his blade and does some unsolicited landscaping right through the middle of town. And in the ultimate dinotrux insult, Cementosaurus makes an, er, deposit, dumping right on the steps of City Hall.
Something must be done. The Mayor points out that the Dinotrux behavior is positively primitive and shames them into submitting to a re-education experience at the local schoolhouse. At first the Dinotrux are defiant and give the school kids an example of some really prehistoric classroom behavior. But then they discover something that wasn't around back in the Jurassic Age--monster truck books! The Dinotrux discover reading and soon are reformed--just in time to get in on the city's newest civic construction project--a dynomite Dinotrux-enabled playground.
Chris Gall's newest, Revenge of the Dinotrux (Little, Brown, 2012) combines two killer-diller subjects, dinosaurs and BIG construction vehicles, with just a touch of a King Kong monster meme thrown in as Tyranosaurus Trux clambers up the Empire State Building to make his protest. Kids will chortle as such monster trucks as Semisuarus and Rolladon rumble through the city in a anti-fossil protest at their exhibitdom. Be sure to read this one with its prehistoric tongue-in-cheek predecessor, Dinotrux for a prehistoric truckin' time.