NO T. REX IN THE LIBRARY by Toni Buzzeo

NO T. REX IN THE LIBRARY

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Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Tess is out of control and roaring—in the library, of all places—so her mother gives her a time out. Yoshikawa’s colorful mixed-media illustrations on a soft yellow background show Tess, frustrated, leaning against a shelf and accidentally knocking it over. Now it’s not Tess roaring but a T. Rex, who has escaped from one of the fallen books. As the dinosaur runs amok with Tess on his back, other characters and subjects from the books—knights, fish, pirates, cowboys, planets—rise up. T. Rex’s rowdy behavior begins to concern Tess, and she starts to worry about the books themselves. When the dinosaur piles up books and climbs on them, Tess notices they are ripping, and, taking control, she gives T. Rex a well-deserved time out himself, pressing him back inside his volume. A lively introduction to the multitude of stories and topics found in a library with an emphasis on the importance of book care and library etiquette, this will especially appeal to active youngsters. Good for home, classroom and library use. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Feb. 23rd, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4169-3927-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: McElderry
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 2010




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