Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail

Summary:

The Easter Bunny, aka Peter Cottontail, is sick. His timing couldn't be worse ... tomorrow is Easter! T. Rex has volunteered to deliver all of Peter's eggs, and has been practicing his bunny hop. He hasn't quite mastered it yet, and all of the eggs are ruined when T. Rex falls over. Hen has no more eggs. What's a T. Rex to do?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Dinosaurs, Easter, and adventure come together in this light-hearted, humorous picture book for kids. This is an excellent seasonal read-aloud and would also be good for first and second grade readers for independent reading.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

My daughter giggled her way through this one, and there were lots of "uh ohs" along the way. She loved the different animal eggs and the end, where Peter gets an egg, too.

Parent Reaction

This is a really cute story. I particularly liked the idea of T. Rex saving an egg for Peter Cottontail, who doesn't usually get anything. I also liked how the author was able to sneak in a couple of other different animal species that lay eggs.

Type of Book:
This seasonal book has lessons in friendship and creative problem solving.
Educational Themes:

There are themes of friendship (helping out a friend), creative problem solving (have to find new eggs), and acceptance (the kids see T Rex as the Easter Bunny). The author sneaks in some information about animals besides chickens that lay eggs.

Reading Level:
2.2
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read by an 8-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow for most of us. It's fun to read and the kids will love it, but it is limited because of the Easter-based story. That said, little dinosaur lovers will want this seasonal story in their collection.

Title Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail
About
Author Lois G. Grambling
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books © 2010
Illustrators Jack E. Davis
ISBN 9780060531348
Material Paperback
Cost $6.99
Genres Animal Character, Easter, Dinosaurs
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