Tyrannosaurus Time

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In this exciting addition to a consciousness-expanding series ALA Booklist, readers are invited to travel back sixty-four million years to the domain of one of the last of the true giants?the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex. As in all the Just for a Day books, scientific information, exciting illustrations, and an evocative text combine to help readers imagine what it would be like to be a mighty dinosaur, just for a day.

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Overview

In this exciting addition to a consciousness-expanding series ALA Booklist, readers are invited to travel back sixty-four million years to the domain of one of the last of the true giants—the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex. As in all the Just for a Day books, scientific information, exciting illustrations, and an evocative text combine to help readers imagine what it would be like to be a mighty dinosaur, just for a day.

A child is transformed into a Tyrannosaurus rex for a day and discovers what it is like to be a killing machine and the largest meat-eating animal to have hunted on land.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4 A young wanna-be paleontologist becomes a Tyrannosaurus rex in the blink of an imagination, striding through a late-Cretaceous landscape in what will become the western United States. On the hunt, the giant creature observes his habitat, filled with other denizens of that long-ago era. (Unfortunately, none are identified, though dedicated young dinophiles will rattle off their scientific names with masterful ease.) The brief, lyrical text and the realistic, green-glossed acrylic paintings complement one another as the hunt ends in an ungory kill and a relatively ungory feast. An author's note provides extra data on T. rex and its world, but young readers and listeners will be begging for more. Jack Horner and Don Lessem's nifty Digging up Tyrannosaurus Rex (Crown, 1992) will be just the ticket, while others may enjoy trying on the role of a Hypsilophodon in Jim Murphy's oversized and attractive Dinosaur for a Day (Scholastic, 1992). Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Two children uncover a curved, saw-edged fossil and are instantaneously transformed into a living, breathing Tyrannosaurus rex. Transported back 65 million years, they enter the Cretaceous period. The story builds in intensity and tempo, as the carnivorous dinosaur sniffs the wind, seeking food. First it attacks the broad-beaked eaters by the river; then it charges out of a thicket to attack a three-horned dinosaur, ripping out its throat. The children in the tale return to the present, and wonder "Why did the dinosaurs die?" The author's note contains scientific information about speculative theories on this subject. Rothman's paintings are as graphic as Ryder's prose: "You eat and eat, your belly swelling." Readers are warned that they will learn "what it is like to be a killing machine and one of the largest meat-eating animals to have hunted on land," and not all children will be ready for the gory conclusion. For readers already familiar with such realistic aspects of the dinosaurs' lives, this volume is a must-have. (Fiction. 6-9)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688136826
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Series: Just for a Day Book Ser.
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Joanne Ryder has always loved pandas, starting with the very first small panda toy she had as a child. She has continued to be fascinatd by these rare and wonderful animals throughout her career as a writer. She is the award-winning author of numerous picture books, including A Pair of Polar Bears: Twin Cubs Find a Home at the San Diego Zoo; Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego Zoo; My Mother's Voice; My Father's Hands; Big Bear Ball; and Wild Birds. She lives in Pacific Grove, California, with her husband, Laurence Yep, who is also an author.

Michael Rothman, the illustrator of the Just for a Day series, joined two New York Botanical Gardens research expeditions to French Guiana in 1989 and 1993. There, in one of the least logged rain forests in the world, he climbed high into the canopy and developed ideas for many of the images of rain forest life reproduced in this book. Mr. Rothman's illustrations for science publications and for such children's books as Inside the Amazing Amazon, by Don Lessem, display his commitment to these fragile ecosystems.

Mr. Rothman lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

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