Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (Author) Zachariah Ohora (Illustrator)
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DescriptionIn this read-along picture book, a classroom full of young dinosaurs plays with toys, does art projects, and reads books. But each activity is another opportunity for the over-enthusiastic Tyrannosaurus Rex to wreak havoc. Parents and young children will love the call-and-response nature of the book, and young dinosaur fans will appreciate the listing (and pronunciation guide) for a dozen different dino species. The format is extra vertical in order to accommodate T. Rex's biggest messes. Praise for Tyrannosaurus Wrecks
"Punchy writing, an equally in-your-face palette, and OHora's characteristically brash painting style make this as much a stompalong as a readaloud."
--Publishers Weekly "Along with the pleasure of pronouncing those multisyllabic dino names, young audiences may find food for thought in the behavioral dynamics on display."
--Kirkus Reviews "Warmly colored with childlike bodies and emotive faces, Ohora's dinosaurs are among the cutest you will come across in children's books."
--Booklist "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."
--School Library Journal "The shapely dinos, whose rough charcoal-style outlines and strong colors vividly contrast with the white or sometimes black backgrounds, are chunky and friendly in an eight-crayon-box color scheme and snazzy Peanuts-reminiscent outfits."
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "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."
--The Horn Book Magazine
Harry N. Abrams
April 01, 2014
8.2 X 11.6 X 0.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author
Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen is the author of many children's books, including the chapter book series Purrmaids and Mermicorns, as well as the picture books Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!, Quackenstein Hatches a Family, Chicks Rule!, Chicks Rock!, and Roxie Loves Adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her family.