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No T. Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo

No T. Rex in the Library (2010)

by Toni Buzzeo, Sachiko Yoshikawa (Illustrator)

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I wasn't crazy about this book at first, because the mother puts her little girl in time-out--in the library! At first, the little girl just seems to be causing a raucus, but as the story unfolds, her imagine seems to come out. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
This book has a great source of literary devices. It's fun and exciting, adventurous and thrilling. It would be great for keeping younger kid's attention with all of the colorful language and action verbs. ( )
  megancoleman | Feb 8, 2012 |
A fun read aloud, great art! Tess is on a time-out in library when she knocks over a book T-Rex hops out and begins an adventure. Tess tries to tame the out of control dinosaur when he begins destroying the books, finally Tess puts T-Rex on a timeout.. Great story about library behavior. ( )
  Schuman | Jan 12, 2012 |
Sideways look at library behavior and book care. ( )
  melodyreads | Oct 19, 2011 |
Summary: Tess' mother brings her to the library. She is out of control and throwing a fit, and her mom leaves her for 10 minutes and tells her to be quiet. In her anger, she knocks over a book shelf, and when a book falls open, T. Rex escapes from it and starts running around wreaking havoc in the library. She jumps on his back, and they are off. He knocks open many more books, and as they fall open their characters and settings invade the library. Tess pleads with him to be careful with the books and to stop, especially as T. Rex begins to intentionally ruin them. She tells him he's out of control and puts him in time out, and is finally able to return him to the book he came from for 10 minutes of quiet time.
Genre Critique: This is a good example of fantasy because the entire plot is impossible, as is the dinosaur character and the ever changing settings as books fall open. However, the story is one you as a reader get drawn into such that you don't focus on the absolute ridiculousness of it all.
Style: The author used a lot of onomatopoeia, which made the reading really fun and engaging.
Media: Colored Pencil, Gauche, Markers, Acrylics, Soft Pastels and Collage ( )
  speedcourtney | Oct 15, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 141693927X, Hardcover)

It's a quiet morning in the library until a little girl roars out of control! Tess resigns herself to a time-out, but finds that she must be the one who has to maintain order when T. Rex leaps from the pages of a book into real life. Books scatter, knights clatter, and a pirate brandishes a sword as T. Rex leads the charge to the stars.

Will Tess be able to get this T. Rex under control? And will the library ever be the same?

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:42 -0400)

A rampaging tyrannosaurus rex demonstrates to an out-of-control little girl the results of "beastie" behavior in the library.

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