We found Dana before we knew about Dan and Trek. This show is excellent. The acting is good, both by humans and dinosaurs. My son seems to gravitate toward strong female character leads, and Dana paired with the dinosaurs is a magical combination. We love the family stories, discovery of different kinds of adaptations, and the way the show ties dinosaur facts into animal behaviors we can find in our pets or just with a walk to the park. In particular, I love that the dad likes to craft and sew, the family has come together later in life (the girls appear to be step-sisters) and that the parents expect the girls to think of others, share with each other, problem solve, and take care of chores around the house. Its just a really realistic family view alongside the dinosaurs.
I have to say that the storyline with the neighbor this season had me in tears. The show is just really well done and I recommend it to any dinosaur enthusiast kids and their adults to enjoy together. I keep recognizing Michela Luci's voice in other shows and I think she is one to watch!!