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Don't Forget Dexter! (Dexter T. Rexter Book 1) by [Lindsay Ward]

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“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

From the moment Dexter T. Rexter landed in my inbox, I wanted kids to meet him. Not because he made me laugh out loud. Or because he was a toy dinosaur with a great name. Or even because he asked me questions throughout the story.

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

Product details

  • 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
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 2,437 ratings

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Lindsay Ward has a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University. Her most recent books include I Am Not Sick, by Frank Tupta, Rosie Stronger Than Steel, This Book Is Gray, Let's Go! with HarperFestival, and the Amazon Bestselling Dexter T. Rexter series: Don’t Forget Dexter!, It’s Show and Tell, Dexter!, and Vacation for Dexter! with Two Lions. She is also the author and illustrator of Brobarians (Two Lions, 2017), The Importance of Being 3 (Dial, 2016), Rosco vs. the Baby (S&amp;S, 2016), Henry Finds His Word (Dial, 2015), a Choose to Read Ohio Book, When Blue Met Egg (Dial, 2012), and Please Bring Balloons (Dial, 2013), which was produced into a play by the New York City Children’s Theater in 2017. Her work has been reviewed in Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly, and the New York Times. Lindsay is the founder of Critter Lit, a free picture book manuscript and illustration critique service for up-and-coming authors and illustrators. Lindsay lives in Peninsula, Ohio with her husband, author Frank Tupta, three sons, and dog Sally. Visit her online at lindsaymward.com or follow her on twitter @lindsaymward.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, well illustrated
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I bought this for my 2 year old for Christmas. But since there weren't many pictures of the pages, I wanted to share. I skimmed over the book, and it seems sweet! I'm sure my tyke will like it!
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Lynn Worton
4.0 out of 5 stars Super little story!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 27, 2018
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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't Let Go Of My Hand
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 10, 2017
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Donna W
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't forget Dexter book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 9, 2017
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Chrissie
1.0 out of 5 stars Too many CAPITAL LETTERS!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 24, 2017
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Jean Skuse
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for young readers
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 1, 2017
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