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How to be a T. Rex
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Penguin Young Readers Group 2018
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IL: LG - BL: 2.4 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
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An upROARiously funny take on following your wildest dreams, from the bestselling creator of Dinosaur ComicsBeing a regular old human is kind of a drag. That's why Sal is not going to be a teacher or doctor or lawyer when she grows up. She is going to grow up to be an awesome Tyrannosaurus Rex. Her brother thinks it's impossible, but Sal sure shows him! And in the beginning, being a T. Rex is AWESOME. But did you know that it's kind of hard to make friends when you are a super-giant, super-loud, super-stompy dinosaur? If only there were a way for Sal to be 100% awesome, 100% of the time...Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North makes his picture book debut with this bright, bold, and quirky story about finding—and taming—the beast within.
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Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
08/21/2018
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525553120
ASIN:
B077WWF6Y5
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 2.4, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
580
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APA Citation (style guide)

Ryan North. (2018). How to be a T. Rex. Penguin Young Readers Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ryan North. 2018. How to Be a T. Rex. Penguin Young Readers Group.

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Ryan North, How to Be a T. Rex. Penguin Young Readers Group, 2018.

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Ryan North. How to Be a T. Rex. Penguin Young Readers Group, 2018. Web.

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Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North makes his picture book debut with this bright, bold, and quirky story about finding—and taming—the beast within.
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        North (Romeo and/or Juliet) and Lowery (Random Illustrated Facts) give T. rex a fresh twist by asking what the toothy theropod can teach children about harnessing great power for good. Brown-skinned Sal wishes she was a T. rex, but a visual accounting shows that she just isn’t, at least right now: “Teeth: okay, could be pointier.” “Body: Tiny, often ignored.” With hilarious ease, Sal soon turns into a tyrannosaur merely by sitting up in bed at night and concentrating. Now she tastes power: “No door can hold you! You can eat whatever you want!” But living as a T. rex among humans demands compromise. “They don’t like it when you eat their food.” Is it possible to maintain a dinosaur-style sense of one’s own awesomeness and live with other humans? It is, Sal learns. “I don’t let people ignore me or push me around, but I’m careful not to stomp on any humans.” Lowery’s unsteady lettering and goofy human figures with bean-shaped noses contribute to the book’s laughs and help keep its stay-strong lesson from descending into sentimentality. Ages 4–8.

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        A feisty girl learns to merge the awesome parts of being a T. Rex with the great parts of being human, inspiring friends and her mean big brother to do the same.It all starts when Sal's teacher asks the students what they want to be when they grow up. Clad in a T. Rex shirt and shoes, Sal's answer is a Tyrannosaurus rex, "because obviously." Sal offers some amazing facts about T. Rexes, like their awesome teeth and constant roaring, contrasted with sad facts about Sals, including a "tiny, often ignored" body. Sal's brother says it's impossible for her to be a T. Rex, but she is determined. She does become a T. Rex, and she finds that it's "amazing!" Her guide to being a T. Rex includes: "Be super fierce," "don't be afraid of anything," and "do whatever you want all the time!" But she discovers that humans aren't fond of T. Rex behavior, and after all, there are a few aspects of being human that she misses. So she figures out how to be "an ultimate dino/human hybrid" who is "tough yet kind" and "awesome yet approachable," with super strength "inside and out" and an "amazing roar." Brown-skinned Sal is engaging from Page 1, and the comic-style drawings and hand-lettering make her story as dynamic as she is. Readers will enjoy her antics and topsy-turvy relationships again and again.Hilarious, emotionally poignant, and just a little bit sassy. (Picture book. 3-8)

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