Bus to the Badlands
Written by Margriet Ruurs
Illustrated by Claudia Davila
Price: $6.95, Orca Book Publishers
In this illustrated chapter book, a group of grade schoolers fundraise to go on a trip to the dinosaur museum in Drumheller. And make a prehistoric discovery once they get there.
“Muddy mishaps and a thrilling discovery highlight a class outing to a dinosaur museum and dig in Alberta.
Following months of fundraising and dinosaur study. The weeklong trip to Drumheller begins with a bus, features a visit to a dinosaur museum, and culminates in an encounter with a snake—in the course of which Josh finds the protruding end of a fossilized bone. Better yet, the discovery earns Josh’s whole class free pizza from the site’s paleontologists!
Fledgling chapter-book readers working their way through Suzy Kline’s Horrible Harry series may be drawn to this Canadian counterpart.”