Ever wonder what life was like before Albert the Alien, the first intergalactic foreign exchange student, arrived in class? This origin tale shows how Albert's now-friends interacted before he arrived, and how his presence eventually changed everything. Also included is Albert's first appearance from the Reading with Pictures volume 1 story. In this adventure, Albert takes his class back in time to learn about dinosaurs, and the teacher is kidnapped by a pterodactyl. Can Albert save the teacher and return the students to their own time before the end of class?