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New Book for Kids Based on South Dakota's Official State Dinosaur!

PUBLISHED: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 by Emilee Howell

New Book for Kids Based on South Dakota's Official State Dinosaur! 

Graphic Novel Incorporates Fun & Facts for Young Readers 

 Book 2 of the "James Bone, 007 Years Old - Licensed to Dig!" series brings James, friends Pick and Shovel, and dog Diggy to a snowy Mount Rushmore for their big dig gig graphic novel adventure for young readers.

"It had to be in South Dakota in the winter!" says author Carole Marsh. "I have spent a lot of time in the Badlands in the snow and knew this would make a great setting for my characters' search for South Dakota's official state dinosaur—triceratops!"

 Marsh, an author of 60 books for each of the 50 states (yes, that's 3,000 educational books, games, maps, etc.), hopes this new global series of eight titles set around the world will help kids love reading as much as they love dinosaurs. It may be hard for them to resist this rip-roaring read—The Tremendous Triceratops Trek—that helps them learn a few facts, a new way to read via the dialogue-rich graphic novel format, and the tons of puns (often at James Bond's expense) tucked here an there among the icy adventure.

 James' mother, Mommypenny, sends the kids on a paleontology assignment each Friday night so they can return in time for their school's Monday Show and Tell with a fossil to show and a tale to regale. Dr. Archie Ologist tags along to help while new villain Boneapart (Book 1 featured Bonehead) tries to foil the friends' fossil efforts. Dino drone, an array of humorous emoji-like tiny dinos, and a bit of luck help them "always get their bone!" Entertaining illustrations by artist and illustrator Lee Barrow pull readers through the fast-paced book, wanting to "read more," says the author, whose books are carried by Wall Drugs and other outlets, as well school and public libraries.

 According to Diane Donovan, senior reviewer for Midwest Book Reviews, "Even youngsters who normally eschew nonfiction facts and most picture book stories will find the format and drama-laced adventure especially appealing."

 "James Bone and the Awesome Allosaurus Adventure" is currently available on and Amazon, and book 2 in the series; "The Tremendous Triceratops Trek," will be available for pre-order at the end of January. 


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