Friday, October 25, 2019

Iggy and Oz

What if hundreds of plastic toy dinosaurs suddenly came to life- Could you find a way to stop them...?

Iggy Risner is your typical wise-cracking twelve year old. When his younger brother, Oz, wakes him in the middle of the night claiming he heard a monster in the attic, Iggy takes him upstairs to prove him wrong. But instead of a flesh-eating beast, they discover hundreds of their toy plastic dinosaurs that have mysteriously come to life.

When the dinos escape the attic and start terrorizing young kids in the neighborhood, and trampling flower beds, somehow Iggy, Oz, and their friends must catch the plastic dinos of doom before the damage escalates. But what do you do when your parent's doubt your story, and a group of clueless neighborhood bullies stand in the way?

My thoughts: This book was such a fun story that brought me back to childhood and some of the stories I enjoyed when I was 9-10. I loved that Iggy and Oz's adventure is reminiscent of stories like The Indian in the Cupboard while being totally original and unique. Since I was close to my siblings growing up, I appreciated the sibling banter between Iggy and Oz, how Oz keeps his brother in line by interjecting his thoughts into the story. There is some kid humor, but it isn't offensive or over the top. I like that there are moral lessons woven into the story, in a way that isn't soap box like, but rather just underlying moral messages. This is a great book for young-middle school readers on up!
I received a copy of this book from Just Read. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.

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