Cameron and His Dinosaurs
written by Scott Christian Sava
illustrated by Andres Silva Blanco
Coming from the world of animation, Scott Christian Sava has a wonderfully creative, visual mind that seems eager to make explosively colorful, vivid, eye-catching stories. That he manages to do that just as well through static images on a page as he did in animation is a testament to his artistic strengths.
Cameron and His Dinosaurs is one of Sava’s classics, the story of a mad scientist who unleashes four angry dinosaurs on the world, only to find that they become good friends with a young boy named (obviously) Cameron.
Children will find the story as delightful as it is colorful…and with the mad scientist named Professor Poppycock and the evil organization he serves named B.U.R.P.S., it’s easy to see that the level of humor is aimed at just the right level. Which is to say it’s aimed at just the intersection of humor and irreverence that makes a good kids’ book excellent.
Kids will have a lot of laughs here, and so will adults. Even better, at nearly 200 pages, the book is a solid story, one that will keep readers long entertained…and engrossed.