Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Behemoth Dinosaur in the land of Uz

"Behemoth Dinosaur in the Land of Uz" by Maryluz Guerrero Salas, is a story about Job as a little boy, and his pet dinosaur named Dippy. One of the key ideas to this story is how Job must teach his village a lesson about sharing the fruit and vegetation, although Dippy keeps eating all of it.

The idea behind this book is pretty cute, but I really felt that it fell short on a few different levels. First of all, I don't think this book was proofread for grammatical errors. I briefly wondered if part of the problem was because it appears that this book was initially written in Spanish and then later adapted to English, so perhaps the wording got messed up in translation. I will give the author the benefit if the doubt on this one.

Second, I didn't care for the way the story moved. It went very slowly and at times it didn't even make sense. The illustrations in this book appear to have been drawn by children, although I am not sure if that is intentional. In short, I did not care for this book and for the reasons stated above, I would not recommend it.

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