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Posted July 14, 2011
"If you give a T.Rex a bone, he's gonna be mad. Why? I encourage you to read the story to find out. Take a trip back to the age of the dinosaurs in this book where you'll learn about many different dinosaurs (Dilophosaurus, Velociraptor, and seismosaurus just to name a few).
The story is written for children between the ages of 4 and 10. However, the story might be a little long for a 4 year old to sit and listen to. However, I believe the illustrations are unique enough to attract any child.
Posted June 8, 2009
What do you think a Tyrannosaurus rex would do if you if you offered him a bone? Author Tim Myers explains that the T-rex would be mad because it wouldn't be proper nourishment, so you'd have to run into the underbrush and hide. But there, you might meet a Dimetrodon, so you'd have to jump into a nearby bay. But there, you might see a Kronosaurus, so you'd have to swim into a river. But there, you might be spotted by a Dakosaurus, so you'd have to climb a ridge. But there, a Quetzalcoatlus might dive at you, so you'd have to fling yourself into the ocean. But there, you might run into a Shonisaurus, so you'd have to swim to the beach. But there, you might happen upon a Dilophosaurus, so you'd have to return to the bushes. But there--well, you get the idea. And where is that pesky T-rex?
Children seem to be fascinated by reading and learning about dinosaurs. With a "tip o' the hat" to Laura Numeroff, If You Give a T-Rex a Bone, which was a finalist for the ForeWord Best Children's Picture Book, is a really neat story that youngsters will enjoy reading and that will introduce them to factual information about various kinds of dinosaurs and other ancient reptiles, which Anise Claire Hovemann's full color illustrations will help them to visualize. In the back of the book, there are two pages where "Tim Talks Dinos" providing additional material about each of the creatures in the story. There is also another page of "Dino Fun" with interactive exercises and a list of "Some great Dino books and websites" for further research. Any child who loves dinosaurs will love this book.