Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763621841, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 23, 2004
A young boy encounters some fascinating facts — and even more intriguing questions — aobut Tyrannosaurus rex in this lively ode to curiosity.
It began with an egg!
What size was the egg?
The egg was as big as your head . . . maybe.
Don't you know? Why don't you know?
It was millions and millions of years ago!
A grandson and granddad are touring the special T. rex exhibit, and there are so many things the young boy must know. Was the dinosaur egg in a nest? How did this T. rex grow? Did he track down live prey? The boy is intrigued to learn that as much as we know for sure about the greatest meat-eating dinosaur of them all, there is even more left for us to find out. Could the boy himself someday make those discoveries?
Vivian French lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has written dozens of books, including GROWING FROGS, also illustrated by Alison Bartlett. "I've always loved dinosaurs," she says, "and the fact that we know so little about them fascinates me. In my lifetime the experts have changed their minds many times over. Maybe T. rex will turn out to be a dragon!"
Alison Bartlett lives in Bath, England, with her son, Joel. Together they search for dinosaur fossils but have yet to find one.