Dinosaurs plus bullies plus aliens plus hijinks equal a wacky new graphic novel kids will love!
Ralph is just trying to get home from school without getting picked on by the local bully.
He’s not trying to run smack into that bully. He’s also not trying to wake up hours later in the body of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. And he’s DEFINITELY not trying to do battle in an alien arena in order to save Earth from the evil Cloberus Crunch.
Unfortunately for Ralph, this is exactly what happens.
Armed only with a new body (with very tiny arms) and his wits, Ralph is expected to not only defend himself and his planet in hand-to-hand combat with ferocious aliens, he must also navigate a new world filled with all sorts of creatures Ralph has never imagined, in which it can be difficult to tell friend from foe.
This zany, hilarious story will appeal to anyone who loves dinosaurs, aliens, and adventure.
I can see kids enjoying this as they read comic panels whose story flows well with bright, detailed illustrations that exude a sense of fun and action. There are dinosaurs and aliens, how can this not be fun? There’s a good mix of characters to appeal to a wide audience and situations kids can easily see themselves having to face.
That youngish middle school crowd will surely eat this up with the targeted humor, jokes that will make adults shake their heads, and questionable science that is crazy enough to make them wish it could be true.
As a parent I liked the story with it giving the bullied kid a chance to gain some self-confidence to take on the world. Doing so using dinosaurs, aliens and a good supporting cast will just make that theme all the more fun.
What kid hasn’t wished they could be a dinosaur?
Thank you to Netgalley and Andrews Mcneel Publishing for allowing me to review this!
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*synopsis and image from Netgalley