FICTION
What Kind of Car Does a T. Rex Drive?
Putnam. May 2019. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781524741235.
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PreS-Gr 1–Uncle Otto sells cars. Disappointed by the lack of customers to his summer sale, he loudly declares that he will sell a car to “anyone—or anything—that shows up!” Then the dinosaurs begin to arrive. Fortunately for Otto, his niece and nephew are dinosaur experts and able to help direct each of the prehistoric customers to a vehicle that suits their needs. The group is nearly stumped by the arrival of a cantankerous T-rex, but eventually the kids help him choose the perfect car. The dialogue between Otto and his customers moves the story along quickly and gives readers opportunities to practice their dinosaur read-aloud voices. Illustrations feature gigantic and colorful dinosaurs squeezing themselves into tiny little cars, often with the sharp bits poking out. The final spread shows a dinosaur so large it can’t even fit on the page!
VERDICT Silly and raucous, this is a perfect preschool storytime book

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