FICTION

How to Care for Your T-Rex

Holt/Christy Ottaviano Bks. Apr. 2019. 36p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781250137517.
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K-Gr 2–The author uses the responsibility of pet care to deliver fun dino facts (“A T-Rex can cover fifteen feet in a single step”) in this super silly story. Brushing and flossing nine-inch teeth is particularly challenging; a boy teaches him not to eat the floor, and when the dinosaur rolls over, the fence breaks. A foldout spread shows children using their 20-foot-tall dinosaur for a water slide. Readers learn a T-Rex’s top speed and how the size of his tail and arms can have their pros and cons. Watercolor cartoon illustrations follow the two friends from sunrise to sunset; back material includes a bedtime song and two pages of additional dinosaur facts.
VERDICT Useful for those with pets or those who love funny dinosaur stories.

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