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ISBN13: 9780805074048
ISBN10: 080507404x
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I am a dinosaur, otherwise known as a terrible lizard.

I do not know why I am so terrible.

From a Caldecott Medal honoree comes the story of an endearing Tyrannosaurus rex who wonders why he can't be a vegetarian

Tyrannosaurus rex is a terrible dinosaur; of this, everyone is certain. But is this dinosaur really so terrible? He IS very big and very hungry. True, he might even eat his neighbors for lunch. But from his point of view, he can't help it. After all, he's not a vegetarian . . .

T Is for Terrible is the story of an introspective dinosaur. With droll humor in both the text and illustrations, Peter McCarty shows us why dinosaurs are the obsession of children everywhere. His not so terrible. T. rex is one of the most irresistible children's book dinosaurs to appear since the Mesozoic era.

 
T Is for Terrible is a 2005 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Review:

"McCarty, creator of Hondo and Fabian, crafts an ominous T. rex tale, whose title refers to the word 'dinosaur,' meaning 'terrible lizard.' 'I do not know why I am so terrible,' confesses the hulking narrator, whose smooth blue-gray back is lined with delicate blood-red stripes. When herbivores scatter at his presence, the T. rex frowns with disappointment — but it is unclear whether he is lonesome or peckish. 'I cannot help that I grew so enormous and so enormously hungry,' he sighs. He expresses poignant misgivings for his appetites but makes no apologies: 'If I could, I would be a vegetarian. But I am Tyrannosaurus Rex, and I do not eat trees.' Without warning — in a wordless spread that sets all hand-wringing aside — he rampages into the airy green brush with his toothy mouth agape, sending smaller lizards diving for cover. McCarty plays the T. rex's reasoned comments against its bloodlust, creating a sociopathic hero. Older readers could find the first-person perspective troubling, because it makes 'I can't help it' seem a valid excuse. The soothing visual style, all ethereal pencil lines and tissue-thin veils of color, enhances the irony too. Dewy white flowers glow as the T. rex crushes them under his clawed, three-toed feet, and the sinuous dinosaur might seem sympathetic if not for those intent beady eyes. Dinosaur-crazed preschoolers will adore the whimsical account of a predator's logic, and McCarty's impressive, diaphanous art helps make up for ambiguities in the narration. Ages 3-6. (Aug.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Not just another dinosaur book! Meet the worlds most lovable T. Rex.

Synopsis:

I am Tyrannosaurus Rex.

I am a dinosaur,

otherwise known as

a terrible lizard.

Tyrannosaurus rex is a terrible dinosaur; of this, everyone is certain. But is this dinosaur really so terrible? He IS very big and very hungry. True, he might even eat his neighbors for lunch. But from his point of view, he cant help it. After all, hes not a vegetarian . . .
 
T Is for Terrible is a 2005 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Synopsis:

Tyrannosaurus Rex is a terrible dinosaur. But is he really so terrible? With droll humor in both the text and illustrations by the Caldecott Honoree, this story of an introspective dinosaur shows why dinosaurs are the obsession of children everywhere. Full color.

About the Author

Peter McCarty is the author and illustrator of Little Bunny on the Move, Baby Steps, and Hondo and Fabian, for which he won a Caldecott Honor. He lives with his wife and two children in Upstate New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805074048
Author:
Mccarty, Peter
Publisher:
Square Fish
Illustrator:
McCarty, Peter
Author:
McCarty, Peter
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals - Dinosaurs
Subject:
Dinosaurs
Subject:
Tyrannosaurus rex
Subject:
Animals - Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Series Volume:
mis. 7
Publication Date:
20080902
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.85 x 8.75 x 0.45 in
Age Level:
04-08

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "McCarty, creator of Hondo and Fabian, crafts an ominous T. rex tale, whose title refers to the word 'dinosaur,' meaning 'terrible lizard.' 'I do not know why I am so terrible,' confesses the hulking narrator, whose smooth blue-gray back is lined with delicate blood-red stripes. When herbivores scatter at his presence, the T. rex frowns with disappointment — but it is unclear whether he is lonesome or peckish. 'I cannot help that I grew so enormous and so enormously hungry,' he sighs. He expresses poignant misgivings for his appetites but makes no apologies: 'If I could, I would be a vegetarian. But I am Tyrannosaurus Rex, and I do not eat trees.' Without warning — in a wordless spread that sets all hand-wringing aside — he rampages into the airy green brush with his toothy mouth agape, sending smaller lizards diving for cover. McCarty plays the T. rex's reasoned comments against its bloodlust, creating a sociopathic hero. Older readers could find the first-person perspective troubling, because it makes 'I can't help it' seem a valid excuse. The soothing visual style, all ethereal pencil lines and tissue-thin veils of color, enhances the irony too. Dewy white flowers glow as the T. rex crushes them under his clawed, three-toed feet, and the sinuous dinosaur might seem sympathetic if not for those intent beady eyes. Dinosaur-crazed preschoolers will adore the whimsical account of a predator's logic, and McCarty's impressive, diaphanous art helps make up for ambiguities in the narration. Ages 3-6. (Aug.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Not just another dinosaur book! Meet the worlds most lovable T. Rex.
"Synopsis" by ,
I am Tyrannosaurus Rex.

I am a dinosaur,

otherwise known as

a terrible lizard.

Tyrannosaurus rex is a terrible dinosaur; of this, everyone is certain. But is this dinosaur really so terrible? He IS very big and very hungry. True, he might even eat his neighbors for lunch. But from his point of view, he cant help it. After all, hes not a vegetarian . . .
 
T Is for Terrible is a 2005 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

"Synopsis" by , Tyrannosaurus Rex is a terrible dinosaur. But is he really so terrible? With droll humor in both the text and illustrations by the Caldecott Honoree, this story of an introspective dinosaur shows why dinosaurs are the obsession of children everywhere. Full color.
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