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Wonderful, Humorous Poem and Delightful Illustrations ...
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2014
Elwyn Tate’s “My T-Rex Has A Toothache” is one of my grandson’s favorite books – and for good reason. It is a delightful poem, detailing a most unusual problem of a boy’s T-Rex having a toothache. Ingenuity eventually helps the boy and his dinosaur solve the dilemma – only to have the youngster’s Pteranodon experience a problem.
Elwyn Tate writes with humor and adds charming, colorful illustrations that complement the text nicely. I particularly like that the T-Rex and the Pteranodon are rendered in a more realistic style than the people and backgrounds. That style allows a child the freedom to see the story’s imaginary “pets” as real rather than telling them the creatures are “not real”. Every adult remembers having an imaginary friend or creature – this book plays on that idea.
If you are looking for a short, fun-to-read aloud book, I recommend you purchase “My T-Rex Has A Toothache”.