Rex

Rex

by Fred Yager

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ISBN-13: 9781889262819
Publisher: Hannacroix Creek Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2001
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

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Rex 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What would a boy do if he received an egg and a baby tyrannosaurus rex appeared when it hatched? That is the delightful problem that Davy has in this enchanting book. What do you feed it? What adaptations need to be made as it grows? How would you keep it and everyone else safe? Davy's parents are archeologists that disappear in Africa. When their possessions are sent back to the family, Davy is given his mother's music box which accidentally has the egg hidden in it. For contrast, there is also the evil archeologist, Professor Berenson that is fairly certain that Davy has this creature while attempting to force Davy to give the dinosaur to him. The adventures develop friendships, trusts, and even include professional wrestling. REX is such a humorous and lovable character that I found myself wanting to be a part of the story. Davy is a believable 6th-grade student that has problems very typical for his age. The weakest character was the grandmother which I found to be rather inattentive and often disinterested. The other supporting characters were very well established with each one having their own distinct personality. The book is very fast-paced and constantly made me wonder how each situation was going to be resolved. The reading level is at about the 6th grade and definitely a book that would interest boys. I plan to read this with my class of 5th-grade students since this is very picturesque and has the high action level for students of that age. This is a fun book that everyone should read, adult and child alike. Teri Davis
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fred Yager's novel for children, 'Rex', is just the right ticket for youngsters in the thrall of their dinosaur phase. It's a fast-moving fantasy with one foot in the real world of animal biology and the other in the field of interpersonal relations. In other words, it's both educational and adventuresome, good for boys approaching their teen-age years. But this story of a boy and his dinosaur friend is perfect bed-time reading for parents. Each chapter has an ending that is certain to send younger children off to sweet dreams.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What would a boy do if he received an egg and a baby tyrannosaurus rex appeared when it hatched? That is the delightful problem that Davy has in this enchanting book. What do you feed it? What adaptations need to be made as it grows? How would you keep it and everyone else safe? Davy's parents are archeologists that disappear in Africa. When their possessions are sent back to the family, Davy is given his mother's music box which accidentally has the egg hidden in it. For contrast, there is also the evil archeologist, Professor Berenson that is fairly certain that Davy has this creature while attempting to force Davy to give the dinosaur to him. The adventures develop friendships, trusts, and even include professional wrestling. REX is such a humorous and lovable character that I found myself wanting to be a part of the story. Davy is a believable 6th-grade student that has problems very typical for his age. The weakest character was the grandmother which I found to be rather inattentive and often disinterested. The other supporting characters were very well established with each one having their own distinct personality. The book is very fast-paced and constantly made me wonder how each situation was going to be resolved. The reading level is at about the 6th grade and definitely a book that would interest boys. I plan to read this with my class of 5th-grade students since this is very picturesque and has the high action level for students of that age. This is a fun book that everyone should read, adult and child alike. Teri Davis
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a mature adult, I'm embarrassed to say, that I loved Rex and couldn't put it down. What a wonderful novel! Luckily, it was such smooth and fluid reading, that as I turned the pages to see what happened next, it only kept me up one night. As both a reader and a writer, I fully appreciate what an accomplishment it was to create something that works so well as a whole. The characters truly come to life and the plot keeps you turning the pages.