Tyrannosaurus Dad (Hardcover)

By Liz Rosenberg, Matthew Myers (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781596435315, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2011



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

Accalimed poet, novelist, and professor, Liz Rosenberg is the author of Nobody, On Christmas Eve, and This Is the Wind, among other titles. Her books have received numerous awards, including an IRA-CBC Children's Choice, and have been featured on Reading Rainbow. She lives in Binghamton, New York.After a twenty-year career as an award-winning art director, MATTHEW MYERS discovered his true vocation--illustrating picture books. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For Tyrannosaurus Dad

“Author Liz Rosenberg's down-to-earth, matter-of-fact narrative is accompanied by the painterly illustrations of first-time picture-book artist Matthew Myers to great effect; they add enough depth and nuance to make the story convincing, and a complete charmer. Sometimes people—and dinosaurs, it turns out—are a lot cooler than they pretend to be.” —Time Out New York Kids