Jurassic Grampa: Wiley & Grampa's Creature Features
Little, Brown & Co., 2009 (2009)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
is the tenth entry in Kirk Scroggs' hilarious and zany
Wiley & Grampa's Creature Features
. It begins with Wiley and his friend Jubal '
riding through the Saddlesore Mountains
' with Grampa, Grandma and, of course, Merle the cat (who always shares these absurd adventures.
fter they enter an old '
dark, dank, dangerous and drippy
' mine called Nostril Caverns, Grampa tugs on a protruding brontosaurus leg bone, resulting in their being trapped in the cave, running (shades of
) from '
a giant, petrified dinosaur egg
'. Then they encounter the villains of the piece, Hans and Jurgen Lotion, who steal the egg - or was it '
petrified dino dooky
hey return home, bringing along Lupe the lizard, who - after ingesting Nature's Nuggets - transforms into a T.rex with '
serious anger-management issues!
' And the supersizing doesn't stop with a lizard - soon Wiley and Grampa are confronted by mastodons, a megalodon, pterodactyls, and a saber-toothed house cat. As Grampa says, '
it's been that kind of day
fter the family receives a little help from four-year-old Snot-Nosed Punks, Wiley figures out what is morphing the town's '
prized pets into primal predators
' and Grampa into
. Working together as always, they nearly end up as '
a five-course dino dinner
' but ultimately save the day.
is supersized primeval fun.
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