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TROUBLE AT THE DINOSAUR CAFE by Brian Moses

TROUBLE AT THE DINOSAUR CAFE

By Brian Moses (Author) , Garry Parsons (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-8027-9599-4
Publisher: Walker

Moses’s latest turns into a rollicking rhyming showdown when Tyrannosaurus shows up to eat at the old-fashioned diner. Out-classed, the peaceful vegetarians phone Terry Triceratops for help. While tables are overturned and plates and cups scattered, the big fight scene ends with a rather tame pounce on the tummy and a tickling of feet. Tyrannosaurus begs for mercy and gives his promise that he’ll stop acting so tough. The artwork could not be more suited to the text. Every dinosaur has a unique personality, and Parsons is a master at illustrating facial expressions. Details are minimal, but more than enough for fans to identify their favorites, especially with their names as clues (Steggy the Stegosaurus, for instance). The interior of the diner will spark memories for older generations. Sure to be a favorite. (Picture book. 3-8)