I Am a Tyrannosaurus

By Anna Grossnickle Hines; Anna Grossnickle Hines (Illustrator)
(Tricycle Press, Hardcover, 9781582464138, 40pp.)

Publication Date: July 12, 2011

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Description

“I have a gigantic head with long pointy teeth, and a great loud roar.
 
I’m a huge ferocious hunter. I am . . .
 
a Tyrannosaurus.”
 
A little boy pretends to be different dinosaurs–and even a baby dinosaur just hatching from his shell–until his mother joins him with a snack and plays the role of mother dinosaur.
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In spare words and vibrant illustrations, a young child mimics the actions of several different dinosaurs as he imagines he is one of them. After each spread showing the boy pretending, readers turn the page to find each dinosaur the boy imagines. Anna Grossnickle Hines's ability to showcase a child's perspective makes I Am a Tyrannosaurus perfect for toddlers who love dinosaurs.




About the Author

ANNA GROSSNICKLE HINES has been called a "sorceress of the ordinary" by The Horn Book for her ability to "touch her wand to a simple event and transform it into a delightful picture book." Anna's more than 60 books have garnered numerous honors, including the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and the Parents' Choice Award.




Praise For I Am a Tyrannosaurus

Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2011:
"Second time's also a charm for this close cousin to I AM A BACKHOE (2010)....a broadly popular topic enhanced with light brushes of fact, wrapped in family warmth and presented in a comfortably formulaic way."

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