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Friday, November 29, 2013

Prehistoric Takedowns: Dino-Wrestling by Lisa Wheeler

WHAT'S THE SPORT WE CAME TO SEE?

IT'S THE DINO-WRESTLING JAMBOREE.

ATHLETES TRAVEL MANY MILES.

COMPETE IN IN DIFFERENT WRESTLING STYLES.

It's the Wide World of Dino-Wrestling Olympics--with all forms of wrestling showcased.

There's the no-holds barred Free Style matches, the traditional Folkstyle falls,   the classic Greco-Roman rumbles, the loco Latin Lucha Libre, Tag Team tussles, and for the real heavyweights, the Sumo dinos thump on the dohyo.  There's a match for every fan, and the grunts and thwacks abound with all the takedowns.

Stego takes on T. Rex in Greco-Roman style, while Iguanodon deals with El Diable (Tarbosarus) in Lucho Libre form.  The Pterodactyl Twins soar in Tag Team, and of course the really big bad boys--Triceratops vs. Gigantosaurus--are the bullies of Sumo.

YES! OFFICIALS CALL FOR QUIET.
FANS JOIN IN. NOW IT'S A RIOT!

Lisa Wheeler's latest dino-sport entry, Dino-Wrestling (CarolRhoda Books, 2013), goes to the mat with her comic verses,  and artist Barry Gott's blazing muscular illustrations put the full Nelson on this fun tale for any dinosaur fan, whether they favor wrestling or not.  Wheeler and Gott have all the right moves in their dinosaur sports series, which include Dino-Football (Carolrhoda Picture Books), Dino-Soccer, Dino-basketball, (Carolrhoda Picture Books) and Dino-Baseball and judging from the broad hint on the final page of this one, the coming dino-sport attraction is going to be all about skateboarding.  OLLIE-UP, dino-skate fans!

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