January 10, 2014

Perfect Picture Book Friday - No T. Rex In The Library

WOO-HOO!

It's Perfect Picture Book Friday again!

I know we had a little mini one last week, but that didn't really count because I wasn't really here :)  So I'm excited to see what everyone has to offer today!  Here's mine:

Title: No T. Rex In The Library
Written By: Toni Buzzeo
Illustrated By: Sachiko Yoshikawa
Margaret McElderry Books, February 2010, Fiction

Suitable For Ages: 4-8

Themes/Topics: behavior, imagination, library

Opening: "It's Tuesday morning in the library.  Tess is out of control.  "Time out!" Mommy shouts.  "No beastie behavior in the library.""

Brief Synopsis: Tess is not exhibiting proper library behavior, so her mother puts her in time out.  But while she's there, a T. Rex escapes from a book and runs amok.  Will Tess be able to get him under control?
Links To Resources: Curriculum Connections (classroom activities); T. Rex Classroom Activities; Dinosaur Coloring Pages  If you were a T. Rex, what would you do if you got out of your book?  What other characters can you imagine escaping from a book?  What would they do?  Read Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen.  How are the stories alike and how are they different?  How does T. Rex's behavior compare to Lion's?

Why I Like This Book: All kids have a little trouble behaving decorously sometimes.  But when Tess gets put in  time out, the adventure is just beginning.  The T. Rex escapes from his book and charges madly around the library, taking Tess (and readers) on a wild tour of the different sections and offering them a glimpse of the treasures they will find there - history, adventure, knights, pirates, and the wild west etc.  Tess goes from  being the one out of control to being the one who has to get the T. Rex under control.  And she manages it based on her own experience, so that the book ends quietly and sweetly.  The art is bright and energetic and fun.  All around a cute book :)

For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.

Now.  Because I am behind in catching up from my little internet vacation, I've got nothing else to say today.

I know!

It boggles the mind!

But you guys are off the hook :)

Run free!  Frolic!  Enjoy everyone else's PPBF picks! :)

And PPBF bloggers, please leave your post-specific links in the list below.

Have a great weekend, everyone.  I'll see you Monday if I have anything interesting to share :), otherwise Wednesday for Would You Read It!



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49 comments:

  1. Boggles the mind lol. This sounds fab like Night of the Museum. Have a lovely weekend!

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  2. Next time I'm at the library and a little kid is out of control (hmmm, that never happens!), I will know just the book to recommend to the parent! ;)

    This reminds me of the classic Danny and the Dinosaur. That was really fun too.

    Happy Friday, Susanna!

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  3. I'm happy dancing that PPBF is back! Everyone introduces me to such great books. Your book, No T. rex in the Library is a great choice--any excuse to re-read and think about Library Lion is a good one. Have a great weekend, Susanna. :)

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  4. Happy New Year, Susanna, and welcome back! What a fun book. It always amazes me to see the creative ideas out there, even though there is "nothing new under the sun." Good to be back in the groove with PPBFs!

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  5. Oh I just love this book! I am running to the library to check it out. Sound so cute and adventurous for both the character and author. Can you imagine?


    Susanna, I hope you are having a wonderful little blog break and maybe even a computer break? I try and take them but eventually I go back to the computer and do stuff. Seems like I took a blog break but kept on using the computer for all kinds of writing, everywhere and on my WIP. So now it's over and I didn't really take a break. Not a whole break anyway. Now its' to the grind stone and all that, till summer. :)

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  6. I definitely need to find "No T. Rex in the Library"! It looks like lots of fun, and maybe needs to be on the shelf at my library...

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  7. The spread you shared is my hook! I love that she's riding the T. Rex like a cowgirl. Happy New Year!

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  8. I can just imagine a T-Rex racing around the library. Hijinks and hilarity abound!

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  9. This_Kid_Reviews_Books_ErikJanuary 10, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    I believe I have this book. With the English and Spanish words written on it. :) I loved it. :D Great choice! ;)

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  10. Sounds like a romping good book! I love stories that reflect information to a child.

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  11. What a great book, Susanna! I just took out a huge stack from the library...now I'll have to start my hold list all over again.:)
    It's good to be back in the #PPBF routine...hope your holiday and brief time off were rejuvenating and fun.
    I know I shouldn't be wishing away the days...but I'm excited for February and Making Picture Book Magic!

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  12. Here's to my library list exploding again! I'll add T Rex today! Have fun settling back into the internet.

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  13. I kept my eyes open just long enough to try and post the first extra title, but not long enough to comment on yours, Susanna! Thanks for opening the PPBF house for us again, and for sharing this title - I am not a super dino fan, but I love the sound of 'T Rex'!

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  14. This sounds absolutely charming. I just ordered it up. Thanks for telling me about it.

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  15. Your book choice sounds absolutely delightful!

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  16. Elizabeth Rose StantonJanuary 10, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Wish this one had been around when mine were little ;) It looks like a lot of fun!

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  17. It WOULD be fun to ride around on a dinosaur :)

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  18. Thanks, Barbara - I'm glad you like it :)

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  19. I hope you like it. I think the pictures are wonderful, and I love the ending :)

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  20. I like it because Tess starts by not being able to control herself and ends up with a better understanding of why that matters :) And the pictures are great :)

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  21. Thanks, Stacy! Good luck at the library - maybe you should bring a wheelbarrow :)

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  22. It is nice to be back with the PPBF gang, Vivian :) And I'm looking forward to February too! Also March, and particularly April when maybe it won't be zero! :) (Not that I'm wishing away days either!)

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  23. Yes, Pat, not only do they learn a little something about what they can find in the library, they also learn that it's important to behave yourself :)

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  24. Ooh! You have it with Spanish? I haven't seen that. How do you say T. Rex in Spanish?

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  25. I know! That looks like so much fun :) Happy New Year to you too, Laura :)

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  26. I'm sure no on win your library ever romps around like an unholy terror, Sue :)

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  27. I'm trying to figure out how to schedule my time so I make better use of it, Clar. I'm finding I just don't have enough time to do all the things I want to do... which probably means I should stop adding things to my want-to-do list... :)

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  28. Thank you, Jarm! Happy New Year to you too! And I know what you mean - I'm always amazed by how much creativity is out there. I try to look at it as inspiring rather than intimidating :)

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  29. Yay! I'm glad you're happy, Wendy! I love hearing what everyone has to recommend. I think I should just move into the library - it would save me a lot of time :) Have a great weekend too! :)

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  30. Oh, yes! Danny! I love that book! That might be an interesting comparison also. And no one at our library EVER runs amok (hee hee) Happy Friday to you too! :)

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  31. I hadn't thought of that, Catherine, but you're right - it is a bit like that! Happy weekend to you too! :)

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  32. A story that can make a t-rex fun is a pretty good PB for me :-)

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  33. A dinosaur and a library, a winning combo, I reckon!

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  34. And there's knights and pirates too! :)

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  35. This_Kid_Reviews_Books_ErikJanuary 11, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Tiranosaurio Rex. :D The book in Spanish is called "Ningun Tiranosaurio Rex en la biblioteca" :)

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  36. I almost could have figured that out :)

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  37. Hi Jennifer!!! So glad to see you!!! And yes, it's very fun :)

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  38. I'm not a big dinosaur fan, but I do live in the Dinosaur Capital of Texas. Those illustrations are pretty cute and the story line sounds cute enough. I guess I'd better check this one out! thanks!

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  39. Happy new year, Susanna! Looks like you've showcased another winner. Must get this one for our school library!

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  40. I hope your school library never looks quite like this one! :) Happy New Year to you, too, Barbara! :)

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  41. I didn't even know there WAS a dinosaur capital of Texas, so see? You learn something new every day! :)

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  42. Back to PPBF!!! Yippee! I hated to miss reviewing this time but had unexpected visit from my husband's parents. And heaven forbid that I prepare a post ahead of time just in case something like this comes up!!! I'm a procrastinator deluxe! But...I can't wait to check out the other reviews and to read about Tess and T. Rex! Sounds adorable!

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  43. I'm glad you're not the only one who doesn't prepare ahead of time Penny :) It makes me feel a little better about the fact that I have to have my post up for tomorrow on a few hours and I haven't even decided on a book yet :)

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