{Whack of the P-Rex: Troy Cummings}Whack of the P-Rex by Troy Cummings
Series: The Notebook of Doom
Published by Scholastic Press on August 26, 2014
Genres: Childrens, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – Alexander Bopp is ready to battle Stermont’s biggest monster yet — the P-Rex!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In this fifth book, Alexander stumbles into a VERY large footprint. And his friend Rip keeps finding candy in the street. What kind of monster leaves HUGE footprints behind? And where is all the candy coming from? Alexander, Rip, and Nikki must find out fast–before it’s too late! This book is filled with humor, suspense, and zany black-and-white illustrations throughout!

{My thoughts} – Alexander and his friends are finding huge footprints and candy all over their town. They keep looking through the notebook to see if they can find what is making the footprints and what is leaving the candy behind. Alexander comes up with some ideas with the book, but just as quickly rules them out.

There is a lot at stake if they can’t figure it out, because there is so much going on in terms of things that don’t make a lot of sense. There is also a lot of destruction taking place across the town, that also is rather unexplained.

I really enjoy reading through these books and my three year old daughter enjoys listening to me read them to her. She sits on my lap and points to the pictures as I am reading. She has always had a love of books, and the fact she sits through chapter books as I read them at her age is a big thing. She doesn’t fully understand what is going on in the books, but she loves that she is being read to.

There are a bunch of pictures within the pages of the book, they help to support the story. I think that without the pictures, these books wouldn’t be as great as they are. The pictures really help to add that extra wow factor. I find this series to be entertaining as well as creative and I look forward to reading the next book in the series soon.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.