Monday, May 26, 2014

Dinosaur Week - Tyrannosaurus Wrecks

This week I'm digging into dinosaur books - here on Sally's Bookshelf and over on Archimedes Notebook where I'll highlight some great nonfiction dino books. Come back Friday for another book and some stuff to do.

Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!
by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; illus. by Zachariah OHora
32 pages; ages 4-8
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014

It's a perfectly normal day in the classroom. Apatosaurus is busy coloring, Pteranodon's busy with scissors and paper, and Velociraptor's sprinkling glitter everywhere. But not Tyrannosaurus - he can't seem to do anything right. No matter whether they're writing at the board, reading books in the quiet corner, or building towers with blocks.... Tyrannosaurus WRECKS it all!

What I love about this book - besides its wonderful rhyme and wacky imagination - is that Sudipta B-Q gives each little dinosaur its full multisyllabic name. And kids LOVE to say those names: Iguanodon, Stygimoloch, Styrachosaurus. For parents (and anyone else) who needs extra help, there's a handy-dandy illustrated pronunciation guide on the endpapers.

If you want to know what it would be like to be a young dinosaur, head over to Archimedes Notebook for a review of If You Were Raised By a Dinosaur. See you Friday for more dino-antics.
Review copy provided by publisher.

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