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Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!



by
Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
illustrated by
Zachariah OHora

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Abrams
Imprint
Abrams
ISBN
9781419710353

Awards and Honors
Parents’ Choice 2014 Picture Books, Fun
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“Apatosaurus colors. Pteranodon inspects. Velociraptor glitters. Tyrannosaurus . . . WRECKS!” But does it have to be that way? Full-color illustrations were created with ink and brush, with color added digitally.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

8" x 11 1/2"

Dewey

Fic

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jul 2014

Book Genres


Topics

Stories in rhyme. Tyrannosaurus rex. Dinosaurs. Behavior. Classrooms. Classmates.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

In the vein of many a picture book today, with a mischievous youngster in a starring role, this title features a classroom full of dinosaurs, all of whom work and play together nicely except for Tyrannosaurus, who destroys everything. (The Tyrannosaurus rex/wrecks wordplay should lead to some interesting discussions). With help from his classmates, he finally begins to behave, and in a surprise ending, a female Apatosaurus becomes the new wrecker. The brief rhyming text, which scans well, tells a story with child appeal. There is a good balance of two-to-three word sentences with large, uncluttered illustrations, making the book a good choice for reading aloud. In their simplicity, the brightly colored pictures have the look of children’s art, but they enhance the classroom setting appropriately with interesting details. Many of the dinosaurs featured will be unfamiliar to young children, and curious readers may be motivated to learn more about the Stygimoloch, Gallimimus, and others.—Maralita L. Freeny, District of Columbia Public Library

Horn Book

All is peace and harmony in the dinosaur classroom, except for one member with a frustrating self-control issue: “Apatosaurus colors. Pteranodon inspects. Velociraptor glitters. Tyrannosaurus . . . WRECKS!” Naively drawn dinosaurs with bold outlines and flat, digitally added bright colors pop from the thick white pages. A chanting text, consisting primarily of simple subjects and verbs, builds the classroom tension until the students band together on a page with an ominous black background to exile the disruptive dino. Later a sad and lonely Tyrannosaurus gets an opportunity to redeem himself and finds that his classmates are more forgiving of accidental “wrecks” than deliberate ones. Helpful endpapers highlight each featured dinosaur as a chalkboard drawing labeled with its name and pronunciation. Together the chanting rhythm, ragged lines, and setting of an un-chaperoned dinosaur class create a satisfyingly high-energy, primal read-aloud strongly reminiscent of Bob Shea’s “Dinosaur vs.” series. julie roach

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

In the vein of many a picture book today, with a mischievous youngster in a starring role, this title features a classroom full of dinosaurs, all of whom work and play together nicely except for Tyrannosaurus, who destroys everything. (The Tyrannosaurus rex/wrecks wordplay should lead to some interesting discussions). With help from his classmates, he finally begins to behave, and in a surprise ending, a female Apatosaurus becomes the new wrecker. The brief rhyming text, which scans well, tells a story with child appeal. There is a good balance of two-to-three word sentences with large, uncluttered illustrations, making the book a good choice for reading aloud. In their simplicity, the brightly colored pictures have the look of children’s art, but they enhance the classroom setting appropriately with interesting details. Many of the dinosaurs featured will be unfamiliar to young children, and curious readers may be motivated to learn more about the Stygimoloch, Gallimimus, and others.—Maralita L. Freeny, District of Columbia Public Library

Horn Book

All is peace and harmony in the dinosaur classroom, except for one member with a frustrating self-control issue: “Apatosaurus colors. Pteranodon inspects. Velociraptor glitters. Tyrannosaurus . . . WRECKS!” Naively drawn dinosaurs with bold outlines and flat, digitally added bright colors pop from the thick white pages. A chanting text, consisting primarily of simple subjects and verbs, builds the classroom tension until the students band together on a page with an ominous black background to exile the disruptive dino. Later a sad and lonely Tyrannosaurus gets an opportunity to redeem himself and finds that his classmates are more forgiving of accidental “wrecks” than deliberate ones. Helpful endpapers highlight each featured dinosaur as a chalkboard drawing labeled with its name and pronunciation. Together the chanting rhythm, ragged lines, and setting of an un-chaperoned dinosaur class create a satisfyingly high-energy, primal read-aloud strongly reminiscent of Bob Shea’s “Dinosaur vs.” series. julie roach

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