Tyrannosaurus Dad

By Liz Rosenberg; Matthew Myers (Illustrator)
(Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596435315, 32pp.)

Publication Date: May 10, 2011

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Description

Tobias’s father is a lot like other fathers—he likes corny jokes, and doing magic tricks, and works really hard at the office. But there the resemblance ends.  He has teeth as sharp as steak knives, is forty feet high, and weighs as much as a locomotive.  He is, in fact, a tyrannosaurus. 

This funny and poignant story about a kid trying to get his dad to pay attention has a fabulous payoff, when Dad shows up and saves the day during a Field Day baseball game; when a tyrannosaurus decides to ump, no one dares disagrees with his calls! 

An added bonus are the fabulous illustrations by newcomer Matthew Myers.




About the Author
Liz Rosenberg is the author of more than thirty award-winning books, including novels and nonfiction for adults, poetry collections, and books for young readers. She has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Paterson Prize, the Bank Street Award, the Center for the Book Award, and a Fulbright fellowship in Northern Ireland in 2014. She is a professor of English and creative writing at Binghamton University, in upstate New York, where she has received the Chancellor s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has guest-taught all over the United States and abroad, and has written a book column for the Boston Globe for the past twenty-five years. Her previous novels, Home Repair and The Laws of Gravity, have been bestsellers in the United States, Europe, and Canada. She and her husband, David, were raised on Long Island, and went to the same summer camp at ages seven and eight, respectively.

After a twenty-year career as an award-winning art director, Matthew Myers discovered his true vocation--illustrating picture books. His works for Roaring Brook Press include "Tyrannosaurus Dad" and "A Is for Musk Ox." He lives and works in North Carolina.
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