Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail

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Peter Cottontail is out sick, and there's only one dinosaur who's up to the task of delivering his eggs on Easter: T. Rex! All T. Rex has to do is work on hopping—without the wiggle. He keeps breaking all the eggs! Join T. Rex and his friends as he saves the day in a very special way. Will practice make perfect?

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Peter Cottontail is out sick, and there's only one dinosaur who's up to the task of delivering his eggs on Easter: T. Rex! All T. Rex has to do is work on hopping—without the wiggle. He keeps breaking all the eggs! Join T. Rex and his friends as he saves the day in a very special way. Will practice make perfect?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail by Lois G. Grambling, illus. by Jack E. Davis, follows up their T. Rex Trick-or-Treats ("a tongue-in cheek crowd pleaser," according to PW's starred review) with the title hero filling in for the ailing Easter Bunny. Images of the dino sporting a fluffy tail, long ears and bunny slippers will have youngsters guffawing, as T. Rex learns the hard way how to handle his fragile bounty. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal

PreS - Gr 2 - Peter Cottontail (aka the Easter Bunny) is sick with a cold, and he has asked his pal, the friendly though massive dinosaur from T. Rex Trick-or-Treats(HarperCollins, 2005), to step in for him. Although willing, T. Rex is not a natural for the role, and he doesn't get much support from his friends Diplodocus, Stegosaurus, and Iguanodon. However, they come to his rescue, tracking down eggs from Duck, Goose, and Turkey, and even one from Screech Owl, to replace those that went "kersplat" during his shell-shattering attempt at hopping. It is not until after all the deliveries are made that they begin to crack open, "and dozens of tiny ducks started quacking! And dozens of tiny geese started honking! And dozens of tiny turkeys started gobbling!... And one tiny screech owl started screeching!," making it the best, although noisiest, Easter ever. Although this story is slight, T. Rex displays an admirable generosity of spirit that nearly matches his great size. The wacky cartoonlike illustrations pair perfectly with this silly text, and youngsters will enjoy both the language and the pictures.-Piper L. Nyman, formerly at Fairfield Civic Center Library, CA

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Kirkus Reviews
Fresh from his Halloween T. Rex Trick-Or-Treats (2005), toothy Tyrannosaurus tapes whiskers to his muzzle and a pompon to his tail, then sallies out to deliver the holiday goods once again. Disaster looms twice: First, T. Rex, subbing for the sick Easter Bunny, flops rather than hops and smashes the whole basket of eggs; then, after spending the night with Diplodocus and other friends coloring up a new crop, he oversleeps. But in the end, he creates a memorable Easter for the neighborhood's young folk: " ‘COOL!' they shouted. ‘That's one really BIG cottontail hopping down that bumpy trail!' " Shark-like grin sandwiched between long, fuzzy ears and a pair of understandably anxious-looking bunny slippers, T. Rex cuts a deliciously silly figure in Davis's frenzied cartoons. And, though readers may want to stick to jellybeans and chocolate bunnies after seeing all the newly delivered eggs hatch dozens of ducklings and other birds, the tale ends on a wave of boisterous good cheer. A happy, hoppy holiday celebration. (Picture book. 5-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060531348
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 317,332
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois G. Grambling has written numerous award-winning picture books, including Can I Have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I? Please!?, illustrated by H. B. Lewis; The Witch Who Wanted to be a Princess, illustrated by Judy Love; and Daddy Will be There, illustrated by Walter G. Kessel. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, Arthur.

Jack E. Davis has illustrated two picture books by Daniel Pinkwater: The Picture of Morty and Ray and Yo-yo Man. Other books he has illustrated include the New York Times bestseller Marsupial Sue by John Lithgow. He is a recipient of the New York Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Award for Humor. He lives and paints goofy pictures in Port Townsend, Washington.

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  • Posted April 10, 2012

    Fun Take on Dinos for Easter

    My 5yo, pre-K, son received this in his Easter basket. He's not yet reading but loves picture books, and enjoys most things dinosaurs. The pictures are intricate and it was fun to point out nuances or ask questions about the pictures. He enjoyed the book for the season but didn't turn into a fast-favorite that he wants to read over and over again. For now, it's been stored with our Easter decorations and will be brought out next year. Bottom line: a keeper, but not yet a favorite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Over, and over, and over again!

    My nephew loves this book. Only thing better would be to record our voices reading it so all he had to do is push a button and listen!

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  • Posted May 26, 2009

    A must for Dinosaur crazed kids

    My 5 year old twins love dinosaurs and this book brought on a lot of laughs about a dinosaur filling in for the Easter Bunny.

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