For once a story where T-Rex isn’t portrayed simply as the two-dimensional big bad dinosaur and it’s ok not to be mean and moody.. ( .. & eat plants!).
Intelligent rhyming couplets put a humorous twist on dinosaur stories. When a duck bill egg accidently finds it’s way to the nest of it’s rival, a T-Rex .. the fun begins, mother T does not realise because;
“Her brain was rather little and she couldn’t count her eggs.”
Love Julia’s sense of humour – when the babies hatch from their eggs, the non T Rex scoffs at the offer of meat, “I’d rather eat a plant.”
His strange, quirky behaviour leads to his nickname of ‘tyrannosaurus drip’ but with quick witted thinking, reminiscent of the mouse in The Gruffalo, the T-Rex family are out foxed in the end.
Bright, eye catching illustrations by David Roberts really add value to the story and My Book Corner’s enjoyment of it.