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Children's LiteratureBumposaurus, otherwise known as Bumpy, is a very shortsighted Brontosaurus. He is always running into things, tripping or eating his siblings instead of leaves. Bumpy tries to confide in his father that he thinks something is wrong with him, but it turns out, he is talking to a tree instead of his father. Getting no response from the tree, Bumpy thinks he has to leave home. His adventures lead him to the top of a volcano, over the backs of crocodiles and into the lair of a sleeping Tyrannosaurus Rex. Bumpy thinks he has found his family and curls up next to the T-Rex and goes to sleep. The next morning he wakes up to find that he is about to be eaten as dessert. At the last moment Bumpy's family comes and rescues him. When they return to their home, Bumpy's grandmother is waiting for him with a gift. She gives Bumpy glasses and finally he can see. The illustrations are bright and cheerful. Young readers may enjoy picking out the different shapes and counting Bumpy's brothers and sisters. The author's aim is to playfully describe the need for Bumpy to have glasses. Adults may find this book a useful tool in getting children to open up a dialog about a possible need for glasses. 2003, Penguin Putman Books for Young Readers, Ages 3 to 6.
— Debbie Bohn