Whack of the P-Rex

96p. (The Notebook of Doom: Bk. 5). Scholastic. 2014. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9780545698962; pap. $4.99. ISBN 9780545698955. LC 2013050556.
Gr 2–4—Alexander finds an extra-large footprint and wonders what kind of monster leaves such a large impression. Along with friends Rip and Nikki, Alex must locate and battle the infamous P-Rex. With short chapters, simple sentences, an abundance of black-and-white drawings that help break up the text, this series title is ideal for newly independent readers. The quirky humor and fast-paced story line will keep them turning pages.
The members of the Super Secret Monster Patrol are at it again when they find mysterious footprints in the ground and random piles of candy everywhere. The trio suspects several monsters, but the kids eventually discover the real culprit of the destruction: the massive P-Rex ("Piñata-saurus Rex"). This fifth laugh-out-loud story includes black-and-white illustrations that will keep readers in stitches.

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