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By Karyn Wellhousen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Hungry T-Rex takes readers through the alphabet.

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ABC books exist to present and emphasize the letters of the alphabet, and authors typically sacrifice a cohesive story line to achieve this goal; this is true for ABC T-Rex. But at least there's a uniting theme that helps fuse the actions of the character together. Many boldly colored objects whose names begin with the featured letter are drawn on each page, and the illustrator has gone to great lengths to tie the objects together in some logical fashion. For example, the letter K depicts the tyrannosaurus in a kitchen wearing a kangaroo-print shirt holding a shish kebab with its tail while pouring ketchup. In the background is a kitten eating kibble, and a kettle on the kitchen stove.

Book Details

  • Author: Bernard Most
  • Illustrator: Bernard Most
  • Genre: Alphabet
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace
  • Publication date: March 6, 2000
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 7
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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