This was a fine book. My nephew liked it, but my niece has gotten too old for stories involving talking dinosaurs. She informed me that she only likes books in which she can learn about real dinosaurs now, not books with talking ones. Noted. :-)
I checked this book out more for my nephew than for my niece, though, He liked Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs, but he knew on literally the first page that the dinosaurs were going to become "real" in Flinn's world. There was enough action in this book to keep my nephew entertained, and he enjoyed making dinosaur sounds as we read the book. Always a thrill to have a child growling in my ear as I read, but it did add a certain authenticity to the tale.