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A terrible flu is sweeping through Arg's valley, causing all sorts of snotty problems for Arg and his tribe.
But there's soon a much bigger problem to deal with, when Arg discovers people flu can be deadly to dinosaurs. If it reaches the secret valley, the dinosaurs are doomed!
Saving the dinosaurs from people flu will send Arg and Skeet off on their snottiest adventure yet.
We are slowly working our way through these, the reader of these is only five and these are the first chapter books he has attempted.
The reason I have rated them a 10 for value for money is because he is actually a reluctant reader .... but snot and poo and dinosaurs is just too good a combination to miss out on so he was determined to get through it. Being 5 he also considered the black and white illustrations as a "bonus colour the pictures".
OK some may find the book pretty gross but, young boys love gross - they delight in it - so it does "speak to" the target audience.
This book would be particularly beneficial to younger children who can identify readily with Arg - those who although young, are quite advanced in areas of development themselves and may not necessarily always "fit well" with the rest of society. The storyline is sophisticated enough for such children but maintains a "child's innocence" in the subject matter.
For a younger reader the "tangents" (usually with illustrations) can prove distracting and impede the flow of the story but, this can be got around by going through the books and reading and discussing these first.
Master 5 say "Arg is awesome - as awesome as Spiderman even - I wish I could go visit in his world and go on an adventure with him. I would wear my Spiderman mask tho just in case the flu takes off again - because I wouldnt want that snot on my face .... ewwwww"
This was a bit gross. Having said in a previous review that this is okay for age 8 up perhaps 10 years for this book and definitely not after a meal cos it does leave you feeling a little ugh!!
Arg's family really are gross. I like to think that the real cavemen weren't as gross as Kyle and Donovan would have them be.....
Arg is off on yet another adventure with Skeet and his friend Shlok involving some very snotty stegosaurus's. As with the other books this has black and white illustrations on almost every page. They are very icky but very humorously drawn.
Not being a young boy I perhaps don't fully appreciate the need for these books to be quite so gross and wonder if they would have more appeal and a wider audience if all the grossness was toned down because I think the concept is pretty cool. I would introduce these books to my girls if they weren't quite so ugh.
If your young reader is into cavemen grossness and dinosaurs then this is the series to go for. Not sure it would appeal to young girls as much..... but then again it might just do!
Ok so it would seem these books are fill of ick! Older readers who may remember mad magazine will most likely find these books appealing, especially the covers :) and that's this cover reminded me of...a mad magazine.
I agree that this may be better for slightly older tweenagers, it's slightly more gross than the other one. But for boys who like that sort if story line it will be just fine. And don't forget the girls out there who are past princesses and dress up, hehe.
They are entertaining, interesting and somewhat funny story lines. And yes the story line is again, one that you have to read to see what happens next.
Both books would make good stocking stutters for the boys and the price definitely won't break the bank. Plus if they don't like the story they will like the cover! Haha
This has got to be the most disgusting one I've read so far, I mean, I think human snot is disgusting enough, but dinosaur snot, EWWWWWWWWWWWWW! The cover made me feel a little queasy, so I think I'll bump the age limit to 11+, just to be on the safe side, I think even 10 year-olds will feel queasy when reading this book. There were some fun parts in this story, it wasn't all disgusting, in fact the whole book was reasonably good; I could read this thing again if I was up to it.
The cover was the thing that got to me the most, it was the only thing that showed colour, and I find things a lot more disgusting if they are coloured instead of black-and-white. I found that this book had very few similarities to the previous one, unlike the "Boy vs Beast" series, which got very boring after a while, but this one managed to hold all the same unpleasantness and action as book one.
I don't have any particular "favourite part", it was all okay, with a few changes in excitement here and there. I think that if you were to buy this book, you would find it a fun adventure story for you or any siblings of yours to enjoy!
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