Young Cam Jansen and the Dinosaur Game
By David A. Adler
Penguin Young Readers July 1998
From the school library
Mama opines: I like Cam Jansen. She is smart and her adventures seem much more accessible to young readers than traveling in a magic tree house or fighting an intergalactic battle. One of the greatest things about this character is that she isn't limited to one reading level. Her stories begin with young reader books, like this one, which are aimed at beginning readers. The books get longer and some of her more recent books are chapter books that are appropriate for readers in 2nd - 4th grade. It's nice to have a heroine who can grow along with your reader.
Thoughts from David: Well, here we go - another Cam Jansen. You know, we've been reading a lot of these this year. Well, readers, I've got to say something about this Cam Jansen. The thing about this Cam Jansen is that I don't usually read Young Cam Jansen books. You know, this isn't my book. It's from my school library.
Hey, all readers, here's a joke for you. What do you call an egg with no egg in it?An eggless eggster!
Ok, ok, ok. Let's just get to the things I like. This book is one of a kind because Cam Jansen books are usually mysteries. I like it because there is a dinosaur game in it.