Tyrannosaurus Dad

Tyrannosaurus Dad


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ISBN-13: 9781596435315
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 05/10/2011
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 6 Years

About the Author

Accalimed poet, novelist, and professor, Liz Rosenberg is the author of Nobody, On Christmas Eve, and This Is the Wind, among other titles. Her books have received numerous awards, including an IRA-CBC Children's Choice, and have been featured on Reading Rainbow. She lives in Binghamton, New York.After a twenty-year career as an award-winning art director, MATTHEW MYERS discovered his true vocation—illustrating picture books. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Tyrannosaurus Dad 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
greybooks More than 1 year ago
Tobias is a regular kid with a dad who has razor sharp teeth and is the size of a school bus. He desperately wants his father to come be part of his school's Field Day baseball game. Very funny book, lots of hidden visual jokes (i.e. on the back cover the dad has ordered what look like 100 pepperoni pizzas) and a wonderful interplay between this artist and author. Debut book, this one is a homerun right out of the park! Highly recommended for father's day, birthdays,classrooms, baseball season. Big bold illustrations. Strong story line with sweet message about the enduring love between fathers and children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's time for the Field Day baseball game but T-Dad is too busy to come to his son's event-- or is he? About a dad who is way way larger than life, with larger than life pictures by a brilliant new illustrator. Rosenberg and Myers have created a genuine new classic-- with baseball, dinosaurs, and fathers and sons all rolled into one.
Yankeefanforever More than 1 year ago
Great book for fathers to read aloud to kids this father's day-- a perfect blend of tender and funny. Bright vivid pictures by Matthew Myers, illustrator of CLINK. For kids with busy dads. Sweet without being mushy. Also nice for dinosaur fans and baseball enthusiasts. Homerun!
Mermaidelaine More than 1 year ago
My son loves this new picture book. It's about dinosaurs, baseball, school field days, dads and how to stand up to the tough kids. Bright funny color pictures with a cartoony ferocity that delights and does not scare him. Tender ending that teaches kids all parents love their kids in their own way, even when they are as big as a school bus with teeth "as sharp as steak knives." Unlike so many picture books, the author and illustrator are perfectly matched. Hope for more from this pair-- is there a sequel coming? Tyrannosaurus Dad on Bring a Kid to Work Day? The Tyrannosaurus Dad all-meat grilling cookbook?
bookwonder More than 1 year ago
This dinosaur reminds me of my own dad-- larger than life, busy, ferocious, strong but loving. See the front cover I used to ride his shoulders while he mowed the lawn, too. Funny book, amazing pictures too.
TheBookCricket More than 1 year ago
My husband got this book for Father's Day this year, and we all love it. It's very very funny, thanks to a clever text and eye-popping art by Matthew Myers. My son appreciated the message that even when dads are busy and pre-occupied they still love and want to protect their kids. The message is very subtle, mostly it's just zany and hilarious and imaginative. The dinosaur looks like one of my uncles. But it has a lot of heart, which is all too rare in picture books these days. My son wants to share it with his classmates, and I think they will all love it!
baseballmommy More than 1 year ago
This one is a lot of fun to read aloud. My twins both love dinosaurs and baseball so this was a slam-dunk for us. Love the super-bright pictures and the tongue in cheek tone. My favorite part is where the booing parents pretend to cough when Tyrannosaurus Dad calls the game on account of rain. Wish he were around for my kids' Little League games!
briannad84 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Tobias wants his T-Rex dad to come to the Field Day baseball game with him, the dad shows up at the last minute when a rival gang of kids called the Chickenbone Gang shows up to play and Tobias' team doesn't have an umpire. Very nice illustrations by Matthew Myers, but I thought that the plot was kind of ridiculas even for a kid's book. Maybe it would have been better if the whole family were dinosaurs and they left out the interspecies relationship...
shillson on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Tobias's dad is a Tyrannosaurus who is too busy working to join him and classmates on a field trip. But when a rival gang shows up for a game of baseball, Tobias's dad shows up out of nowhere to be the ump. When the game is canceled due to rain, Tyrannosaurus Dad provides shelter for the children so that they can enjoy their hamburgers. Then when it's time to go home he gives some of the rival boys a ride on his back. Later, at home when Tobias asks why he decided to come his fathers says, "Family first," and shows him a picture of the two of them playing baseball that he carries with him at all times. While this book has a good message it falls flat. There is no explanation as to why the dad didn't want to go on the field trip at first and why he suddenly shows up. Nor is there any explanation for the rival team's change of heart. This book could have had potential. Dinosaur books are always in high demand and a dad who is too busy to go on field trips is something many students can relate to, but the lack of explanation and random events make this book disjointed. Grades K-2.