Tyrannosaurus Wrecks

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Author: Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen 

Illustrator: Zachariah OHora

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Purchased: N/A (Library Check Out)

Back when I realized I wanted to write picture books I initially stared off writing in rhymes. I quickly realized that rhyming is hard work and it’s a good idea to get a sense of what agents think are “good” rhyming books. This was one of the first books I distinctly remember hearing of as a well-done rhyme (I think this was in a Writer’s Digest Webinar). It took me a while to find a copy but I can finally agree – very well done.

So here is an example of the general story line...lots of dinosaurs getting along...

So here is an example of the general story line…lots of dinosaurs getting along…

 

When OH NO!

When OH NO!

So obviously this is a cute play on words – instead of “Rex” we get “Wrecks”. Genius!

The bright colors and cute graphics make this a visually appealing book – my toddler loves it.

And not to worry – in case you weren’t a paleontologist-in-training as a child, like me (seriously, I went to summer camp at the Natural History Museum and dug up fossils) the front and back inside covers give you a guide on how to pronounce the names!

This is a great book – highly recommend!

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