The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs!

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Meet the accident-prone T-Rex. First he loses his glasses, then he has one disaster after another: he can’t tell his breakfast toast from a slipper, then he mistakes a prehistoric owl for his bath towel! A laugh-out-loud tale from legendary picture book duo Willis and Ross.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2018
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2018-04-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002060, JUV019000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 11
Lexile 590
ATOS Reading Level 3.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 195580
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author: Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis lives in London. After a successful career in advertising, she has written many award-winning picture books. Jeanne regularly takes events to schools.

Illustrator: Tony Ross

Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He has been named the best-selling illustrator in the UK three years in a row. He lives in Macclesfield, England.


Midwest Book Review

Two fine new picture book offerings from this press are highly recommended picks for picture book readers looking for different entertainment. Young dinosaur lovers will relish Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross’s The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs! (9781541514560, $17.99), a fun story of a poor blind dinosaur who “can’t tell toast from toasted slippers or a towel from an owl” without them. As he looks, his friends help in this fun, rollicking rhyme of discovery. Tony Ross also writes I Want My Dad! (9781541514539, $17.99), which joins others in his Little Princess series about a girl who is proud of her father, the King, who is better than all other dads…for the most part. As her father’s faults grow, his little princess learns a lesson in love in this fun story of a stubborn little girl’s love for her father.


“[L]ighthearted and totally silly, and will elicit a good amount of laughter.”—Booklist

School Library Journal

“[L]ibraries in search of more books about wearing glasses, humor, or dinosaurs will find this a pleasant addition, suitable for one-on-one and group sharing.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“A comic episode with a bit of a bite (implied, not explicit) at the end.”—Kirkus Reviews