Tyrannosaurus Drip

Tyrannosaurus Drip

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.


Julia Donaldson
David Roberts

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