Book Review – Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark

August 8, 2009 at 11:55 pm (Book Reviews, Children) (, , , )

Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark
BY: Mary Pope Osborne
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Sal Murdocca
PUBLISHED BY: Random House Children’s Books
ISBN-13: 9780679824114
Publication: 1992
Ages: 4-8
Reviewed by: Billy Burgess

Jack and his sister Annie stumble across a tree house in the woods that contains dozens of books.  He opens a book on dinosaurs and they are magically transported back to the days of dinosaurs.

Jack finds a golden medallion in the grass with a fancy M engraved on it.  The explore the dinosaur world.  The meet a friendly Pteranodon and a nasty Tyrannosaurus.  How will Jack and Annie find their way home?

This is a charming book that children will love.  It teaches them about dinosaurs, reading books and using your imagination.

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