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Don't Forget Dexter! (Dexter T. Rexter Book 1) Kindle Edition
“Ward’s ink, colored-pencil, and cut-paper illustrations give readers a toy’s view of the world and allow children to stomp in Dexter’s feet for a while, his facial expressions giving them lots of clues to his feelings. Readers will be reminded of both Knuffle Bunny and Scaredy Squirrel, but Dexter is a character all his own. Lost and found was never so riotously funny or emotionally draining.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Ward (Brobarians) is as funny as ever as she chronicles her orange hero’s nervous, no-filter state of mind, and her cut-paper, pencil, and ink drawings—with their visual asides, annotations, and shifts in scale—are irrepressible. It’s high anxiety made highly adorable.” —Publishers Weekly
“The dino’s escape attempts are numerous and amusing, and his eventual reunion with Jack is sweet. The childlike illustrations are primarily orange and yellow and perfectly convey Dexter’s ever-changing moods…Sure to be loved by young children who value toys over their parent’s cell phones.” —School Library Journal
“What child can resist the roar of a dinosaur who needs help? The opportunity to be bigger, braver, and fiercer, than T-rex is irresistible, and in Lindsay Ward’s hilarious direct-address friendship story, it’s irresistible fun…There will be plenty of giggles when Dexter draws his stick-figure portrait, rappels into the fish tank, and melts into a puddle of dinosaur tears. A spirited reading (and singing) will bring the story fully to life.” —Celebrate Picture Books
“Oh. My. Gosh! This book could not be more adorable!” —Late Bloomer’s Blog
“No dinosaur story time will be complete without Don’t Forget Dexter!…Children will easily connect with the feeling of being alone or will recall those times when they have forgotten friends. Get ready to read it with emotion and humor in your voice and expect requests for it to be read again.” —Librarian’s Quest
“Wonderfully cute…A great mix of fun and feeling.” —The Baby Bookworm
“This bright colorful book with its large readable text makes for a delightful read-aloud. Losing a toy is a common childhood experience, but I haven't seen it told from this point of view before which makes it a clever way to talk about fears.” —Geo Librarian
“Ward’s colorful illustrations, created using printmaking ink, colored pencil, and cut paper, reflect the story well, adding to the fear and tension of being lost and emphasizing Dexter’s smallness in relation to the world around him.” —Randomly Reading
“There are so many cute books for kids out there, but this is really one you’re going to want to add to your child’s personal library.” —Christy’s Cozy Corners
“Lindsay Ward writes books that just know kids. I love this story.” —Mom Read It
“If you are looking for a fun book to share with your children, especially if they love dinosaurs, then you will want to check out this new children's book by Lindsay Ward. It really is a fun book, and the colorful illustrations really bring the story to life. This is definitely one book that your children will enjoy having you read to them over and over again. My girls can't get enough of it, and I know your kids will feel the same way.” —Inspired by Savannah
From the Publisher
I wanted kids to meet Dexter because when his best friend, Jack, leaves him at a doctor’s office, Dexter deals with it the way a child might—and in so doing, shows us who he is beneath that orange exterior, flaws and all. Dexter’s emotions run the gamut from fiercely determined and overconfident to panicked and filled with doubt about how much he’s loved. And then there’s a failed action sequence with bandages that leads to an epic meltdown...
With hilarity and a boatload of heart, Dexter tells his story in a thoroughly original voice, asking the reader’s opinion at each step. I couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce Dexter to children. If you like this book (and Dexter thinks you will), you’ll be pleased to know that his second adventure, It’s Show and Tell, Dexter!, will be published next year.
- Kelsey Skea, Editor
- ASIN : B06XRBSW6Y
- Publisher : Two Lions (January 1, 2018)
- Publication date : January 1, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 8550 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 32 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #29,079 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Honestly, I'm still trying to figure out of this is a joke, but the book is delightful. I don't have kids, but the drawings are literally for every person on the face of this earth who wants to laugh. Last month's book took me forever to pick, but this one was nearly an insta-click, and all I can think is THANK YOU to the editors for picking something so funny and unexpected!!!
Technically, yes, I think this is a kid's book, lol. But I'd recommend it for adults as well. I was delighted, and I'll be sitting down for a second read with my morning coffee!!! Also, for those of you who DO have kids...
I'm buying the hardcover for my nephews today, and also maybe one for myself :)
By Sbgood83 on November 16, 2020
The only issue I had with the book is at one point Dexter is full of confidence in how great of a toy he is. He lists all his great traits like his tail and teeth and claws. But then he asks the reader “What do you mean, maybe he likes something more? More than me? Like another toy?” and then he gets all anxious and lists cool things he doesn’t have, like wheels and lights. The book implies that the reader told Dexter that he wasn’t good enough. This really really bothers me. I would never say this to a lost toy! Or a lost anything! Its so sad and awful! I would hope no one would ever do that! I know its kind of a silly thing to get worked up about but it really bothered me!
Other than that one thing, I really liked the story! I would definitely recommend it!
Don't Forget Dexter! is a cute children's book about a T-Rex named Dexter who gets left behind at the doctor's office by his best friend, Jack. The story consists of Dexter looking for Jack and wondering if he will ever see his friend again. Without spoiling the story, Dexter goes through a range of emotions as he contemplates if he has been replaced by another toy, similar to the movie Toy Story.
Because of the format, this book can't be read on all devices. I have a Kindle Oasis and I can't read it on there but we can read it on our Kindle Fires. I also have the Amazon Kindle app on my Android phone and I can read it on there as well, even though the text is a bit small. It can still be read if that's your only option!
This story is cute and my twins enjoyed it! It's 32 pages long and is actually a good story for kids who are learning to read. The sentences are mostly short enough for beginning readers to read although some may require some help. The pictures are adorable and my kids enjoyed looking at them and figuring out what was going on in the story. The product page says this book is good for ages three to seven but I think even some younger than three can enjoy it. I've been reading to my twins since before they were born and the benefits of reading to them daily are paying off so it can't hurt to get this book for babies and toddlers too!
Overall, I think this book is cute and the story is sweet. I can't say how often we will read it because we have tons of books but my son likes dinosaurs so I wouldn't doubt we will pick this up again. For a free book (for us), it is a good choice and I'm glad there was a children's book available this month!
The illustrations are also engaging and fun to look at. Definitely something I will read to my daughter more than once.
Top reviews from other countries
Dexter is a toy dinosaur belonging to a young boy called Jack. He finds himself being left alone at a doctors office. Will he find Jack, who has been gone forever? Has Jack found another friend to play with?
This story is an interactive one that will entertain children, even those with a short attention span. However, I have reservations about a child's ability to read this book without help, especially the younger age range, due to the different font usage - from smaller to larger fonts, and the use of capitals. Having said that, depending on the reading ability, a child shouldn't have too much trouble in understanding the story due to the simple, concise, and engaging language the author uses. This story would make an entertaining bedtime story, but due to the interactive parts, not entirely a quiet read either. This could excite a child rather than settle them down for the night. Nevertheless, I did enjoy the story and the ending was rather sweet.
Lindsay Ward has written a wonderful children's book about a neurotic toy dinosaur. I love how she tells a story in part rhyme, which makes it engaging for children. I would consider reading more of her books in the future, even though I am not her target audience.
I highly recommend this children's book to children aged 3-7, and adults who are looking for an entertaining read for their youngsters. - Lynn Worton