Tyrannosaurus Drip

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The duckbill dinosaurs live across the river from the T-Rex’s. The duckbills are peaceful plant-eaters. The T’s are scary meat-eaters. When a duckbill egg hatches in the T’s nest, both the new baby and the T-Rex family must try very hard to get along. But the little dinosaur, nicknamed Drip by his new family, soon proves he’s not such a drip after all—in fact, he’s a real hero!

Dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages will cheer for Drip in this timeless story about little versus big, ...

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Overview

The duckbill dinosaurs live across the river from the T-Rex’s. The duckbills are peaceful plant-eaters. The T’s are scary meat-eaters. When a duckbill egg hatches in the T’s nest, both the new baby and the T-Rex family must try very hard to get along. But the little dinosaur, nicknamed Drip by his new family, soon proves he’s not such a drip after all—in fact, he’s a real hero!

Dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages will cheer for Drip in this timeless story about little versus big, by the author of the beloved and bestselling picture book, The Gruffalo.

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Praise for Tyrannosaurus Drip:

“With scansion firmly in hand, Donaldson pens a rhymed tale of dino-heroism perfectly complemented by Roberts’s comical cartoon scenes of toothy carnivores and trumpet-mouthed vegetarians . . . T. Drip is definitely a dino worth hooting over.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Brilliant fun from the creator of The Gruffalo. Slightly older kids will love this, and you adults will probably enjoy it too.”—supernanny.co.uk

Praise for The Gruffalo:

“A modern classic.”—The Observer

Publishers Weekly

Taunting and name-calling go all the way back to the Cretaceous period, according to Donaldson's (The Gruffalo) tale of dinosaur species that don't see eye to eye. Lively rhyming text quickly establishes the battle lines in the swamp as the duckbill dinosaurs hoot, "Up with rivers!... Up with reeds!... Up with bellyfuls of juicy water weeds!"-only to be answered with, "Up with hunting!... Up with war!... Up with bellyfuls of duckbill dinosaur!" from the T. rex camp. Not even a classic mix-up-a duckbill egg hatching in a T. rex nest-can change the dynamic. The out-of-place duckbill, disparagingly called Drip by his adoptive siblings, saves the day, serving the carnivores' comeuppance, but the story lacks heart, with the victors no more sympathetic than the bullies. Roberts's (Mouse Noses on Toast) cartoon dinos have anthropomorphic arms and bulging eyes; they cavort among intricately detailed tree trunks and subtly patterned water. A few volcanoes flaming in the distance and riverbanks strewn with various bones and brambles or lush with foliage keep readers in the prehistoric era. Ages 4-8. (June)

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Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
With jolly rhymed couplets Donaldson takes us back to prehistoric times. On one side of a river live vegetarian duckbill dinosaurs. On the other side a mean Tyrannosaurus couple would love a bellyful of duckbills, but they can't swim. When a stray duckbill egg lands in the mother T's nest, she hatches it along with her other two. The T's are horrified when the duckbill won't eat meat. They call him "Drip." Left behind when they go hunting, Drip decides to run away. He swims across the river to join the friendly duckbills, and realizes that he is one of them. That night, a storm fells a tree across the river, making a bridge for the T's. Drip saves the day and becomes a hero. Roberts invents forests and swamps that are appropriate settings for the gentle green duckbills with round bellies and long, hose-like snouts, as well as the massive red T's with aggressive teeth and clutching claws. The visual contrast reinforces the text. The large book barely contains the huge creatures. Comedy dominates the emotional content, however, providing an antidote for the potential mayhem and message of peace. Don't miss the sketches on the end pages and the tidbit on the back of the cover. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal

K-Gr 3- In this prehistoric setting, waterweed-eating duckbill dinosaurs live on one side of a river, and a "mean Tyrannosaurus with his grim and grisly bride" live on the other. "What a shame that bridges aren't invented yet," the Tyrannosauruses say. But then a duckbill egg accidentally lands in the T. rex nest via an egg-snatching Compsognathus. The hatchling is dubbed Tyrannosaurus Drip by his sisters because he prefers to eat plants and sings "Down with hunting! Down with war!" instead of singing "Up with hunting! Up with war!" Just as Drip discovers his true family, lightning strikes and, lo and behold, a tree bridge forms across the river. Hilarity ensues as the rather dense Tyrannosauruses attempt to cross. The dinosaurs are rendered in an Art Deco-influenced style, and the lines roll off the tongue like the rhymes of Dr. Seuss. Children will enjoy the repetitive lilt, and adults will appreciate how naturally it reads. Expressive characters enhance the humor, and the limited palette helps emphasize just how different the creatures' worlds are. An enjoyable group read-aloud.-Kim T. Ha, Elkridge Branch Library, MD

Kirkus Reviews
With scansion firmly in hand, Donaldson pens a rhymed tale of dino-heroism perfectly complemented by Roberts's comical cartoon scenes of toothy carnivores and trumpet-mouthed vegetarians. Foraging contentedly along the river ("And they hooted, ‘Up with rivers!' and they hooted, ‘Up with reeds.' / And they hooted, ‘Up with bellyfuls of juicy water weeds!' ") the duckbills feel safe from the nonswimming T. Rex clan ("And they shouted, ‘Up with hunting!' and they shouted, ‘Up with war!' / And they shouted, ‘Up with bellyfuls of duckbill dinosaur!' ") on the other side. But then a storm knocks down a well-placed tree that bridges the two banks. Fortunately, the toothy but dim predators have been fostering a stray duckbill-scornfully dubbed "Tyrannosaurus Drip" by his clueless fellow nestlings-who rises to his own species's defense and, thanks to some quick thinking, tricks the T. Rexes into a soggy retreat. Holding firmly to the courage of his vegetarian convictions, T. Drip is definitely a dino worth hooting over. (Picture book. 6-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312377472
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • Publication date: 5/27/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.42 (w) x 11.92 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Julia Donaldson is the author of over 50 books for children, including The Gruffalo, which has sold over a million copies and won the Smarties Prize, one of the UK’s top children’s book awards. The combined sales of her top 5 titles is well over 3 million copies (see below). She lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

David Roberts won the 2006 Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Gold Award for his illustrations in Mouse Noses on Toast. He gets inspiration for his drawings simply by looking out of the window and observing life, nature, and the world. He lives in central London.

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In a prehistoric river in a prehistoric swamp,
Lived a herd of duckbill dinosaurs who liked to stand and chomp.

And they hooted, "Up with the rivers!" and they hooted, "Up with reeds!"
And they hooted, "Up with bellyfulls of juicy water weeds!"

Now across the rushy river, on a hill the other side,
Lived a mean Tyrannosaurus with his grim and grisly bride.
And they shouted, "Up with hunting!" and they shouted, "Up with war!"
And they shouted, "Up with bellyfuls of duckbill dinosaur!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2008

    Great book for even for the very young

    I read this book to my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter this weekend 'her aunt in London had gotten it for her'. It is a wonderful book for younger children. The writer has used a rhymming style but I loved reading it and was able to add a lot of expression to the reading. The illustrations were fun, too. I highly recommend it.

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