What It Is About: Ely and his wonderful dog Tommy have an incredible relationship. Unfortunately Tommy is hit and killed by a car. Ely of course is devastated. His parents decide to send him to his grandfather's farm to help him get over the loss. Once at the farm, Ely encounters some bullies that live near the farm. He also discovers a truly large animal; a dinosaur. Ely feels like his beloved Tommy is inside this dinosaur and decides to "adopt" him as his new pet. What follows is quite an adventure for Ely, his grandfather, and many members of the community.
Who Should Read It: Being a fourth grade teacher, I thought this book was geared toward middle-grade readers. I saw the other day on Twitter that a high-school teacher was using this book with his students. It occurred to me that this graphic novel will appeal to a wide variety of readers. I know my new fourth graders will eat up this book, just as my former students did this past school year.
Rating: 5 STARS out of 5 Stars