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Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail


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Lois G. Grambling has written numerous award-winning picture books, including Can I Have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I? Please!?, illustrated by H. B. Lewis; The Witch Who Wanted to be a Princess, illustrated by Judy Love; and Daddy Will be There, illustrated by Walter G. Kessel. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, Arthur. Jack E. Davis has illustrated two picture books by Daniel Pinkwater: The Picture of Morty and Ray and Yo-yo Man. Other books he has illustrated include the New York Times bestseller Marsupial Sue by John Lithgow. He is a recipient of the New York Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Award for Humor. He lives and paints goofy pictures in Port Townsend, Washington.


PreS-Gr 2-Peter Cottontail (aka the Easter Bunny) is sick with a cold, and he has asked his pal, the friendly though massive dinosaur from T. Rex Trick-or-Treats (HarperCollins, 2005), to step in for him. Although willing, T. Rex is not a natural for the role, and he doesn't get much support from his friends Diplodocus, Stegosaurus, and Iguanodon. However, they come to his rescue, tracking down eggs from Duck, Goose, and Turkey, and even one from Screech Owl, to replace those that went "kersplat" during his shell-shattering attempt at hopping. It is not until after all the deliveries are made that they begin to crack open, "and dozens of tiny ducks started quacking! And dozens of tiny geese started honking! And dozens of tiny turkeys started gobbling!... And one tiny screech owl started screeching!," making it the best, although noisiest, Easter ever. Although this story is slight, T. Rex displays an admirable generosity of spirit that nearly matches his great size. The wacky cartoonlike illustrations pair perfectly with this silly text, and youngsters will enjoy both the language and the pictures.-Piper L. Nyman, formerly at Fairfield Civic Center Library, CA Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail by Lois G. Grambling, illus. by Jack E. Davis, follows up their T. Rex Trick-or-Treats ("a tongue-in cheek crowd pleaser," according to PW's starred review) with the title hero filling in for the ailing Easter Bunny. Images of the dino sporting a fluffy tail, long ears and bunny slippers will have youngsters guffawing, as T. Rex learns the hard way how to handle his fragile bounty. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

"T. Rex cuts a deliciously silly figure. A happy, hoppy holiday celebration."--Kirkus Reviews
"The wacky cartoon illustrations pair perfectly with this silly text, and youngsters will enjoy both."--School Library Journal

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