T. REX AND THE MOTHER’S DAY HUG by Lois G. Grambling

T. REX AND THE MOTHER’S DAY HUG

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Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

First, give young T. Rex credit: He’d rather do something for Mama Rex on Mother’s Day than simply go drop some dinosaur dollars on a gift. Then again, his gestures have a way of backfiring. His attempt at decorating the living room turned it into a swamp (which might have been cool if you were a brontosaurus, but not a T. rex), and wallpapering the dining room was not a great success, either, especially when he papered over the windows as well as his aunt. Memories of these well-intentioned fiascos have Mama Rex quivering, “A Mother’s Day hug would make me very happy, dear!” But T. Rex wants to do more, and another modest disaster unfolds when he decides to decorate her car. Gentle good humor and kindliness rolls through these pages, and then Davis applies his exaggerated angles and hot colors with toothy grins for all. Though the story has a foregone conclusion, Grambling adds a challenging dollop here and there for readers. The challenge for adults will be to keep their antics from becoming inspirational. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: March 11th, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-06-053126-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2008




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