O'Malley, Kevin. Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery. Illustrated by Patrick O'Brien. Walker & Company, 2005. ISBN 0802789358. $16.95. 32 pp. Reviewer: Laura Wadley Reading Level: Preschool, primary Rating: Outstanding Genre: Science fiction; Adventure; Subject: Dinosaurs--Juvenile fiction; Heroes--Juvenile fiction; Book--Reviews; When a mysterious light streaks across the sky into Jurassica's moon Eon, who better to investigate than Captain Raptor! The captain and his courageous crew blast off in the Megatooth, only to be struck by lightning and then almost crushed by the giant Octocolossus. Each time the author asks: "Could this be the end of Captain Raptor and his fearless crew?" Not to worry. Captain Raptor and his crew triumph over all obstacles and save the lives of the humans from faraway planet Earth. What could be better to beguile a young boy into reading than a book about dinosaurs in outer space? The text will suck young readers in whole, and charm older folks who are reading it aloud. The illustrations are out of this world. A ripping yarn for young boys.
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