Raptor Rescue: A Curious James Crossing the Street Adventure Book by Jaybie D. (Book Review)

Amidst the bustle of a chaotic street, the Raptor quivered, his heart skipped a beat. He tried to cross, but oh, what a disaster! His fear too great, he couldn’t move faster.

Then, along came James, with a look in his eye, he saw a new friend and didn’t think twice. He knew what to do and led him out of harm’s way, then taught him to cross safely that day.

This inspiring tale of friendship and care will encourage young readers, with a message so rare. Join James and the Raptor, on a journey so sweet, and learn that helping others, can’t be beat.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Reedsy Discovery.  I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.


Does your child love dinosaurs? Do they play superheroes or watch superhero shows? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you’ll want to read Raptor Rescue. This story teaches critical street safety tips with the help of a raptor and a superhero boy. 

Raptor Rescue begins with James spotting a raptor attempting to cross the street. The raptor didn’t mean to cause a ruckus, but his appearance did cause chaos. Cars veered to miss him. People shouted for it to move out of the way. James, witnessing the mayhem, sprung into actionNot all superheroes wear capes, but James did. 

As James speaks to the raptor, readers discover the dinosaur didn’t mean to cause trouble. He only wanted to cross the street. James teaches the raptor how to go from one side to the other safely. Through his instructions, your child will notice familiar traffic signs and signs. Stop and go light. Do not cross, and safe to cross lights. They also learn that a yellow light warns that red will soon be shown, so we must be patient and not roam.

I loved the introduction to the crosswalk images and the various buttons you might encounter at the corners of an intersection. We take these things for granted, but they are essential to teaching as much as the colors of the traffic lights. 

Raptor Rescue gives readers important advice. “Drivers may not see us, or yield the right of way, so we must be cautious, and cross the road with care each day.” James also explains what to do if you are halfway across the street and the light turns yellow. Every point of the book gives valuable advice and should be introduced to our children at a young age and reinforced repeatedly. 

Amazon has the book intended for 5-10 years olds. I suggest going younger: 3-year-olds. Again, the sooner we start teaching our children street safety, the better! 


Heart Rating System:
1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤

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Meet the Author

It is a privilege to write and illustrate children’s picture books, encouraging them to explore their imagination! It fills my soul.

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