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T Is for Terrible

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T Is for Terrible

By Peter McCarty; Peter McCarty (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805074048, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2008


"I am a dinosaur, otherwise known as a terrible lizard."
"I do not know why I am so terrible."

From a Caldecott Medal honoree comes the story of an endearing Tyrannosaurus rex who wonders why he can't be a vegetarian

Tyrannosaurus rex is a terrible dinosaur; of this, everyone is certain. But is this dinosaur really so terrible? He IS very big and very hungry. True, he might even eat his neighbors for lunch. But from his point of view, he can't help it. After all, he's not a vegetarian . . .

"T Is for Terrible" is the story of an introspective dinosaur. With droll humor in both the text and illustrations, Peter McCarty shows us why dinosaurs are the obsession of children everywhere. His not so terrible. T. rex is one of the most irresistible children's book dinosaurs to appear since the Mesozoic era.

"T Is for Terrible" is a 2005 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author
Peter McCarty is the author and illustrator of" Little Bunny on the Move," "Baby Steps," and "Hondo and Fabian," for which he won a Caldecott Honor. He lives with his wife and two children in Upstate New York.

Praise For T Is for Terrible

"Dinosaur-crazed preschoolers will adore the whimsical account of a predator's logic."--Publishers Weekly

"This beautifully formatted and well-conceived offering has creamy ivory pages that frame the subtle illustrations and spare text. It has just a hint of scariness, with a bit of humor thrown in-exactly right for the youngest dinosaur fans. A small book, but one that should be very welcome in story-times."--School Library Journal