Bardhan-Quallen – Tyrannosaurus Wrecks

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  • Age Range: 5 – 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (April 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419710354
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419710353

EXCERPT from author’s website

In this read-along picture book, a classroom full of young dinosaurs plays with toys, does art projects, and reads books. But each activity is another opportunity for the over-enthusiastic Tyrannosaurus Rex to wreak havoc. Parents and young children will love the call-and-response nature of the book, and young dinosaur fans will appreciate the listing (and pronunciation guide) for a dozen different dino species. The format is extra vertical in order to accommodate T. Rex’s biggest messes.

Rationale for Inclusion: This book is a fantastic addition to a collection that wants to start incrementally adding STEM into the children’s room. Kids love dinosaurs, that’s without question, but some dinosaur books are just a fraction more factoid than others. This book has all the fun and colorful qualities of a perfect fiction set up–a clumsy dinosaur and all his pals gathered in a class room. But this Tyrannosaurs just wrecks everything. With each and every page, there is a new elongated name of a dinosaur used to fit into the rhyme scheme, which helps the children sound out the syllables of the scientific names for the dinosaurs they already know and love.

Read aloud by Lansdowne Public Library:



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