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Tea Rex

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Dinosaur learns tea party manners in clever, funny story.

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There's lots of humor here in this excellent marriage of text and art. The text is dry and droll, with advice on the proper way to conduct a tea party, stopping just short of advising the reader to crook a pinky while raising a china tea cup. But the art tells a very different story, one in which the guest, a T. Rex, smashes the china, pours the tea into a flowered picture hat, and roars when it's his turn to contribute small talk.

This T. Rex isn't malevolent, just exuberant and much too large for a proper tea party, and kids will love the joke. Not merely a one-joke story, TEA REX will stand up to multiple readings as kids scan the art for more humorous detail.

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