Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna, the very first chicken by Douglas Rees, illustrated by Jed Henry

Heh. This is a funny book.

A giant tyrannosaurus terrorizes the jungle, snapping at dinosaurs, looking for breakfast. He's big! He's scary! He's about to meet something even more terrifying...

EDNA, the very first chicken.

She doesn't see why she should run away from this big bully! She's got her own breakfast to get. "BEWARE MY DEADLY STOMP AND LONG, SHARP TEETH." Bellows Tyrannosaurus. "Beware my pointy claws and many feathers," snaps back Edna. Alas, the dinosaur pays no heed to the warning and snaps up what he thinks will be a tasty mouthful... only to discover that Edna isn't fooling around! She may be small, but she's tough, clever, and brave and no tyrannosaurus will get the best of her!

Henry's colorful pictures show a herd of brightly colored dinosaur, and an adorable, big-eyed chicken who's got spirit to match the biggest dinosaur!

Verdict: A funny story about how size doesn't matter! Also of note is that Edna is female and T. Rex is a guy (-:) I plan to thoroughly enjoy reading this one to audiences, complete with roaring and trying to talk over a mouthful of feathers. Recommended.

ISBN: 9781627795104; Published 2017 by Henry Holt; Borrowed from another library in my consortium

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