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Jan 08 2014

RAWR! by Todd H. Doodler

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Scholastic, 2013. ISBN 9780545611186.
(Age: Preschool) Recommended. Rex finds being a dinosaur very hard. He is bigger than everyone in his class, even the teachers. Everyone can find him when he plays hide and seek, and his desk is too small. Everyone thinks he is scary, but really when he goes RAWR! he is just saying hello.
In vivid colour, a bright green Rex pops off the page, his yellow and black eyes gleaming out at the reader. The brightly coloured shapes of the houses, bus, cars and school grounds are just what small children will enjoy and the addition of soft material on the picture of Rex on the front cover will entice little fingers to touch and feel.
The text is simple and short and good to read aloud and the underlying messages about being kind, polite and helpful will be a boon for parents. The use of the word RAWR! will give occasion to lots of loud roars at bedtime and lots of fun for both caregiver and child as well as sending out messages that big and loud aren't necessarily scary.
This is a book that all little dinosaur lovers will enjoy.
Pat Pledger

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