Monday, June 10, 2013
Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TenNapel
Ely and his dog Tommy are best friends but when Tommy is killed by a car Ely is devastated. Ely is sent to help on his Grandfather's farm to help get over losing Tommy. One night after being chased by some bullies he runs into a cave and hears a sound. When he goes back later to investigate he discovers a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Ely and the dinosaur become good friends but he has to convince the mayor and the town that Tommysaurus is safe. Unfortunately, the bully Randy keeps interfering. During a display of Tommysaurus' new tricks Randy starts a fire. Tommysaurus is afraid of fire and reacts. Randy himself gets caught in the fire he started and Tommysaurus rescues him but dies as a result. Randy realizes how awful he's been and is grateful to Ely and Tommysaurus and decides to give Ely his dog. Ely discovers 2 eggs in the barn that Tommysaurus laid and gives one of the eggs to Randy.
I am not a big fan of graphic novels but I liked this one. Good action, good story, easy to follow. I think students will like this one.