The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs!
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.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
|Number of Pages||32|
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
“A comic episode with a bit of a bite (implied, not explicit) at the end.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Jeanne Willis
Jeanne Willis was born in St. Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She is now a full-time writer. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Tony Ross has illustrated hundreds of children's books including the beloved Amber Brown series and his own Little Princess books for Andersen Press. He has chalked up countless awards in his fifty-year career and his books have been published in more than fifty languages.