Perfect Picture Book Friday – No T. Rex In The Library


It’s Perfect Picture Book Friday again!

I know we had a little mini one last week, but that didn’t really count because I wasn’t really here 🙂  So I’m excited to see what everyone has to offer today!  Here’s mine:

Title: No T. Rex In The Library
Written By: Toni Buzzeo
Illustrated By: Sachiko Yoshikawa
Margaret McElderry Books, February 2010, Fiction

Suitable For Ages: 4-8

Themes/Topics: behavior, imagination, library

Opening: “It’s Tuesday morning in the library.  Tess is out of control.  “Time out!” Mommy shouts.  “No beastie behavior in the library.”

Brief Synopsis: Tess is not exhibiting proper library behavior, so her mother puts her in time out.  But while she’s there, a T. Rex escapes from a book and runs amok.  Will Tess be able to get him under control?

Links To Resources: Curriculum Connections (classroom activities); T. Rex Classroom Activities; Dinosaur Coloring Pages  If you were a T. Rex, what would you do if you got out of your book?  What other characters can you imagine escaping from a book?  What would they do?  Read Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen.  How are the stories alike and how are they different?  How does T. Rex’s behavior compare to Lion’s?

Why I Like This Book: All kids have a little trouble behaving decorously sometimes.  But when Tess gets put in  time out, the adventure is just beginning.  The T. Rex escapes from his book and charges madly around the library, taking Tess (and readers) on a wild tour of the different sections and offering them a glimpse of the treasures they will find there – history, adventure, knights, pirates, and the wild west etc.  Tess goes from  being the one out of control to being the one who has to get the T. Rex under control.  And she manages it based on her own experience, so that the book ends quietly and sweetly.  The art is bright and energetic and fun.  All around a cute book 🙂

For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.

Now.  Because I am behind in catching up from my little internet vacation, I’ve got nothing else to say today.

I know!

It boggles the mind!

But you guys are off the hook 🙂

Run free!  Frolic!  Enjoy everyone else’s PPBF picks! 🙂

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Have a great weekend, everyone.  I’ll see you Monday if I have anything interesting to share :), otherwise Wednesday for Would You Read It!