I like the big, bold, colorful illustrations in this title. They work together with the text to create plenty of action and a great story. And, I love the page with the hidden dinosaurs; the more I look, the more I see!
The illustrations are interesting and definitely deserve a second look. I don't really think this book is Caldecott material though.
This book is really weak on content and plot, and probably should not be used as a core teaching book. It could work wonderfully, however, as a book kept in the classroom library for pleasure reading. This book has great potential to help draw young boys into the world of books, especially if they are lucky enough to have a teacher read it to them in a very enthusiastic and dramatic tone. I could definitely see it become a favorite of some young boys (though not of their teachers).
After reading the first few pages I thought, "These illustrations are really different." I would have to agree with Brittany and say that the content was weak. The illustrations are colorful and different.The book would be great to use during a read-aloud, but I don't know if I would use it during a lesson.