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No T. Rex in the Library

No T. Rex in the Library

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by Toni Buzzeo, Sachiko Yoshikawa
     
 

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It's a quiet morning in the library until a little girl roars out of control! Tess resigns herself to a time-out, but finds that she must be the one who has to maintain order when T. Rex leaps from the pages of a book into real life. Books scatter, knights clatter, and a pirate brandishes a sword as T. Rex leads the charge to the stars.

Will Tess be able to get

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It's a quiet morning in the library until a little girl roars out of control! Tess resigns herself to a time-out, but finds that she must be the one who has to maintain order when T. Rex leaps from the pages of a book into real life. Books scatter, knights clatter, and a pirate brandishes a sword as T. Rex leads the charge to the stars.

Will Tess be able to get this T. Rex under control? And will the library ever be the same?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Off to a rowdy start on the cover, this story gets wilder and wilder as Tess acts up in the library and is left by her mother for a ten-minute timeout in the children's section. Would a parent really go off, leaving her pre-schooler alone, though? Tess is being beastly, knocking over her chair and a bookcase, when a Tyrannosaurus, no less, comes roaring and raging out of a book. Let the rumpus begin! Tess and the neon-green T. Rex have a wild ride through the flying adventure books, chasing knights, sea creatures, pirates, and cowboys until T. Rex builds a book staircase to the stars and Tess acquires a conscience about ripping books. "Time Out!, Tess shouts. . . . No beastie behavior with my library books." Tess is able to suppress both the T. Rex and her own beastie behavior as she settles down to ten quiet minutes and a whispered promise to come back for the dino book. Readers of Where the Wild Things Are will be struck by the plot resemblance, though it is not so neatly and sweetly resolved as it is for Max. Librarian and author Buzzeo makes some points about library behavior and the exciting contents of picture books. Yoshikawa's poster-bright, mixed-media illustrations—including colored pencil, gouache, acrylics, and collage—will most likely appeal to very young dinosaur enthusiasts who love to play T. Rex and will happily join in repeating the words and sounds; they might even enjoy dramatizing the rampage. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft
School Library Journal
PreS-K—Free an excitable beastie in a library and shelves will fall, pages will rip, and books will be chewed. After a fun, but slightly wild ride through the different sections of the building, Tess sees the need to get T. rex back into his book. But can she do it without saying goodbye forever? Luckily, she has the rules fresh in her mind, and the skills to keep a dinosaur in check. When reading Tess and T. rex's story, the roars, snarls, and snorts will need to be delivered in full force. Youngsters can also use their stern parental voice to say "Watch out!" "Time out!" and "Be careful!" and give commands like "Charge on" and "Yee-haw!" Buzzeo and Yoshikawa make it obvious how children are supposed to behave in a library while giving sneak peeks at some of the different sections and exciting possibilities that they might encounter on a visit. Mixed-media illustrations have loud colors, quick movements, and costume changes to match the section of the library. Although this book is lively at the start, it does have a calm ending consisting of a hug and a whisper. Offer this one to children who enjoy Jane Yolen's "How Do Dinosaurs…" series (Scholastic).—Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada
Kirkus Reviews
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416939276
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date:
02/23/2010
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,102,831
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
AD450L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Toni Buzzeo is the author of such books as No T. Rex in the Library, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa, Dawdle Duckling, illustrated by Margaret Spengler and The Sea Chest, illustrated by Mary GrandPre. She has previously collaborated with Sachiko Yoshikawa on Our Librarian Won't Tell Us Anything. Toni lives in Maine, and you can visit her online at www.tonibuzzeo.com.

Sachiko Yoshikawa is the illustrator of such books as No T. Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo, Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler by Margery Cuyler; Shout: Little Poems That Roar! by Brod Bagert; and What is Science? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich. She has also illustrated the pop-up book Sammy's Suitcase by Lisa Rojany-Buccieri. Sachiko lives in Washington.

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No T. Rex in the Library 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Mike Hurtgen More than 1 year ago
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