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Tyrannosaurus Wrecks

(FunJungle #6)

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  1,208 ratings  ·  110 reviews
Teddy Fitzroy returns as FunJungle’s resident sleuth to solve his most improbable mystery yet—with a victim that’s 65 million years old.

Teddy was all set for a campout at his friend Sage’s family ranch—but then Sage gets terrible news: The skull of a rare dinosaur that was being excavated on his property has mysteriously vanished overnight in the middle of a rainstorm, eve
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published March 24th 2020 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Mark Baker
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Teddy Fitzroy is surprised when his friend Sage reveals that he found a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull on his ranch. But now that skull has gone missing. It’s large and heavy, so who could have stolen it? And how did they do it? Meanwhile, he’s gotten a call from the Barksdale twins about their new exotic pet. Who is selling these dangerous animals?

This book really does have two storylines, and it balances both well. We do get a couple of lectures about endangered animals, but they don’t slow down the
Rebecca Reddell
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An excellent, fun-filled, suspicion-laden read by the masterful Stuart Gibbs!! He's one of my favorite young adult/middle-grade, mystery authors. His books are humorous, clean fun even for an old person (me! ;). They're great for a simple, quick read with enjoyable characters. I like Teddy, and I appreciate his candor and intelligence and sense of well-being. :) ...more
Ferson (Jefferson)
This was another one of Stuart Gibbs' fantastic series FunJungle!
I loved it! These mysteries never disappoint! I still love all of the characters and animals. I love the message this book brings into the spotlight. It makes me realize some of the awful things that happen to animals all around the world.
I have to hand it to Stuart Gibbs, this mystery was the greatest. I have to hand it to myself... because I figured out that (view spoiler)
Melanie Dulaney
Digital ARC provided by both Edelweiss and NetGalley—

Stuart Gibbs just keeps on writing middle grades fiction that resounds with my 5th grade library patrons in large numbers and with my stronger 4th grade readers almost as much. Spy School is still my favorite out of his four series, but FunJungle never fails to entertain both me and my students. Teddy never wants to get involved in the animal related mishaps that seem to befall the FunJungle zoo/amusement park in an alarmingly frequent way, bu
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was actually a really strong FunJungle showing for a JF series that I really enjoy sharing with my kiddos (6th grade avid reader has been reading for years, just starting to hook 9yo lover of animals and graphic novels, working to get her into as many chapter books as graphic novels). I was on the fence between a 3 and 4 star rating, and I initially downgraded because Gibbs refers to Sue, the ACTUALLY biggest, most complete T-Rex every unearthed, as being discovered in Wyoming. Um, as a nat ...more
Sam Kuntz
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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An enjoyable read.
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“All the trouble with the tyrannosaur started the same day Xavier Gonzalez and I helped apprehend the Zebra Spanker.”

Teddy is determined not to get mixed up in any more dangerous investigations. But his best friend, Sage, needs his help. It seems they have found the bones of a Tyrannosaurus on Sage’s family farm. But someone has stolen the skull. How can anyone steal something that weighs 500 tons? The police seem to think it’s not worth investigating, but Sage implores Teddy to get involved. Th
Karen Arendt
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Teddy has done it again! Or should I say Stuart Gibbs, author? Tyrannosaurus Wrecks is fast paced, funny, smart, and just plain fun! Teddy has happens onto a new mystery about a missing T-rex skull found on a friend’s farm. And while he does not want to get involved, he chooses to help his friend, Sage, so his family does not lose their cattle ranch. Suspects are plentiful. There is also the side story of the exotic illegally trafficked animals being sold that Teddy’s girlfriend, Summer, helps t ...more
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Stuart Gibbs never fails to deliver!
Thompson McLeod
Jul 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An exciting mystery for middle grade/young adult readers who crave solving a case(s) that is/are tangled and full of suspicion. Stuart Gibbs is the master of entertaining stories and a cast of characters that are engaging and smart.

When Sage invites Teddy to his family's ranch, no one suspects trouble. Somehow someone stole a 500lb. dinosaur skull worth millions in the middle of a rainstorm without leaving any clues! Sage's family was hoping/counting on the dig to help them save their cattle ra
Connie T.
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Obviously, I'm in the minority here with my 2-star review but I just don't see the appeal. This was my first FunJungle read and any reference to previous events and relationships from other books was stated as if it were a footnote (such as "she's my girlfriend"). The concept & plot of Tyrannosaurus Wrecks were interesting enough but I felt the writing was formulaic and dull. Information on animal conservation came across as a heavy-handed lecture rather than being seamlessly woven into, and com ...more
Sukey C
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just like the FunJungle series that I've read, it's adventurous. Again, Teddy agrees( more like half), but instead putting him in danger once again. Including all types of joy, awareness, feeling worried for Teddy, even feeling surprised when Teddy found out who stole the scull, even though it was not obvious. I enjoyed the book very much! ...more
Emma Bozarth
Mar 27, 2020 rated it liked it
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Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I think it’s a really really wild wild book 📖 . I love fun-jungle
Phoenix (Books with Wings)
Another middle grade novel whose series I started when I read middle grade books I think that the funjungle books are better than the spy school series now. Huh weird.
Ms. Yingling
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
E ARC provided by Edelweiss

Teddy and his friends are on high alert when a zebra spanker is making the rounds of zoo across the nation, slapping unsuspecting animals and then posting videos of their exploits. Of course, they manage to take care of this threat quickly, but there is another one: a dinosaur skull has been found on Sage's family farm, and they hope to sell it in order to keep the farm running. When the skull goes missing, Teddy and Summer are called in to help, even though Summer's f
Jan 04, 2020 rated it liked it
I received this ARC from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book seems to me a little like what might happen if you crossed Carl Hiassen's middle grade books about conservation, and animal protection with John Grisham's Theodore Boone. In this story, Teddy gets roped into two separate situations that seem to be involving criminal activity, neither of which are getting the attention they need from the appropriate law enforcement agencies. First, Teddy's friend h
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Tyrannosaurus Wrecks (funjungle #6) by Stuart Gibbs, 321 pages. Simon & Schuster, 2020. $18.

Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some mild danger)



As if solving mysteries involving live animals isn’t dangerous enough, Teddy’s latest mystery involves a missing dinosaur skull. The skull was unearthed on the ranch of his friend Sage, but during a violent rainstorm one night the skull disappeared. As a favor to his fri
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent combination between mysteries and animals. I had a fun time reading this, and I even learned some interesting new facts about animals! Another thing I liked about this was that there were 2 stories in 1. Teddy had to solve 2 mysteries, which was cool. Also, like most other Stuart Gibbs books, this book provides many laughs, which was another reason why I enjoyed this book so much. If you like animals and mysteries, this book is for you!

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Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, mystery
Another fantastic entry into the FunJungle series! This one has information about the illegal exotic animal trade as well as illegal fossil poachers, all wrapped up in a high-stakes mystery and adventure. Highly recommended for grades 4 & up. Better to read the series in order.

eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss
Dahlia Quijano
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, funjungle
My favorite part was when Teddy was camping at Sages' house with Ethan, Sage, and Dashiell where he found some suspicious stuff Ethan put into the fire like a thick piece of rope and a huge piece of wood with a hole going through the middle. ...more
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It was amazing just like all of Stuart Gibbs’ books are!
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This series is amazing! It is so imaginative and sucks you into the story. As a bonus, I have learned a lot from each book about the animals involved and conservation of wild life with every book.
Becky B
Teddy gets swept up in two new investigations by his friends and acquaintances. First, his friend Sage begs him to come help investigate a missing T-rex skull. It turns out Sage found the dinosaur skeleton by accident during a recent trip to the stream on his family's ranch. A team from the university has come up with a renowned paleontologist to unearth the dino they've dubbed Minerva. It was supposed to be super hush hush, but someone found out about it obviously since last night the skull dis ...more
Maria Antonia
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Basic plot: Teddy is back for another mystery, this time involving dinosaur bones on a friend's ranch. The enormous T-rex skull goes missing. Where did it go? On top of that, there's a new competitor for FunJungle called Snakes Alive. Teddy and Summer team up once more to figure out who's legit and who's shady. It's not easy when Summer's dad is one of the suspects. 

1) Loved how Stuart Gibbs worked a T-rex into this story! The dig! The mystery! 

2) Speaking of mysteries, there were so
Bias alert: I collect every Stuart Gibbs book in hardcover. They are prominently housed in the bookcase of my front room, which means that his titles are a literal part of my decor. When I start a book written by him, I expect to love it - and I was not disappointed as Tyrannosaurus Wrecks came to a close. I only have one warning: do not read any place a random guffaw isn't welcome!

I just came off a more serious book, and have been neck-deep in serious news these days, so I was ready for somethi
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fans of the Fun Jungle series will enjoy this sixth book in the series. Thanks to Netgalley for a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Teddy Fitzroy, a 6th grader that lives in Fun Jungle employee housing along with his mother,  a famous primatologist, and father, a staff photographer who both work at the zoo park. The story begins with Teddy and his two friends capturing the masked Zebra Spanker at Fun Jungle. The Zebra Spanker, a YouTube sensation, has posted viral videos of him enteri
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Tyrannosaurus Wrecks" is the 6th book in the FunJungle series. The star is a 13 year old boy, Theodore Fitzroy. His mother is a primate specialist at FunJungle and his father is a photographer who also works at the park and takes assignments with National Geographic. Teddy is no stranger to solving mysteries involving animals in the park and out of the park.

His friend, Sage, discovers a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull on his parents ranch and has the University of Texas excavating it. Someone steals th
Dec 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this was a kewl addition to the FunJungle series because the book

1. The setting was different than most of his other books. Most of the time the story takes place mainly at FunJungle but this time they never went to FunJungle which was kewl to see.

2. New characters. In this book, he gets to hang out with his new friend Sage and while his old friends are there too its fun to read about new characters to keep it fresh.

3. The side plot works well with the main plot and is easy to understa
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