Book Chat: Slime Spewing Vampire Velociraptors
The 2nd book following the adventures of Pea and his friends. Though the book is geared toward preteen and children readers, I enjoyed it as well. It’s all about a group of preteen friends who save the world from vampire velociraptors from another dimension.
When Pea opened a portal and the alien cat, Max Gigan, jumped through from another dimension, he certainly didn’t expect the talking tomcat to stay on as a family pet. He soon learns it can come in handy to have a fur ball from an alternate universe around when his friend re-opens the portal letting in vampire velociraptors who want to slime and eat the whole city! Pea’s dad is one of the first infected. But his dear old dad isn’t the only one. The dinosaurs escape the museum where the portal opened, and rampage through Milwaukee. As Pea’s dad gets sicker, the BMX gang joins together with the feline army to corner the raptors and use them to develop an antidote. But Pea’s meddling step-monster brothers threaten to ruin everything! A city wide alert goes out for the misidentified “turkeys” while Pea and his gang try to stay ahead of the hunt. Can the kids capture the dinos and get them home before they control everyone with their vampire powers? Will Pea’s dad remain infected forever? Join Pea and his gang in their battle against the SLIME SPEWING VAMPIRE VELOCIRAPTORS.
It’s been just 2 weeks since Pea and his gang fought and defeated mutant zombie rats. He’s looking forward to a fun-filled normal summer. But oh no, that is not his fate. His friend Jules finds a cool rock that he is convinced is a meteorite. They ask Dr. Gregory who works at the Museum to give his opinion.
But before any examination can be done, the rock is abruptly drawn to another meteorite in the museum and bang another portal to a different dimension opens up. Out pops three, adorably cute bird-like creatures, who turn out to not be not so cute after all. They are small velopciraptors and vampiric to boot. Plus, they spew two types of venom; one blue colored which helps them digest food, the other green and acidic, used for defense.
Pea’s dad works at the museum and manages to capture all three raptors, but using their green slime they escape. Unfortunately, the father is infected with the blue venom and the kids race to find an antidote and hopefully get the velopiraptors back into their own dimension. Max, the talking cat from a different dimension than the dinosaurs, who was introduced in the first book, is involved this time too and provides some funny moments.
This was an interesting sequel following the adventures of the preteens in the first story. Great for kids and young at heart readers. Enough horror for this age group but not over-the-top. What kid doesn’t love gross-out spewing things? Highly recommended for children in this age group who love horror. I loved the beautiful cover and the sketches inside added a nice touch.