Tyrannosaurus Dad

Tyrannosaurus Dad Tobias s father is a lot like other fathers he likes corny jokes and doing magic tricks and works really hard at the office But there the resemblance ends He has teeth as sharp as steak knives is f

  • Title: Tyrannosaurus Dad
  • Author: Liz Rosenberg Matthew Myers
  • ISBN: 9781596435315
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Tobias s father is a lot like other fathers he likes corny jokes, and doing magic tricks, and works really hard at the office But there the resemblance ends He has teeth as sharp as steak knives, is forty feet high, and weighs as much as a locomotive He is, in fact, a tyrannosaurus.This funny and poignant story about a kid trying to get his dad to pay attention has a fTobias s father is a lot like other fathers he likes corny jokes, and doing magic tricks, and works really hard at the office But there the resemblance ends He has teeth as sharp as steak knives, is forty feet high, and weighs as much as a locomotive He is, in fact, a tyrannosaurus.This funny and poignant story about a kid trying to get his dad to pay attention has a fabulous payoff, when Dad shows up and saves the day during a Field Day baseball game when a tyrannosaurus decides to ump, no one dares disagrees with his calls An added bonus are the fabulous illustrations by newcomer Matthew Myers.

    One thought on “Tyrannosaurus Dad”

    1. Tremendous book, sort of a companion to Rosenberg's earlier book Monster Mama, another family favorite. That one was perfect for mother's day, this one is perfect for father's day. Newcomer Matt Myers is awesome, this is a great pairing of hilarious story and pictures, full of color, energy, lots of fun. T Dad is a tough, scary, carniverous, hard-working dad. Tobias is your average human kid who just wants dad's time and attention. Add a big baseball game, a thunderstorm, a few would-be bullies [...]

    2. The ultimate father son picture book. Dads a workaholic cranky big tough guy who tells corny jokes. He's also a tyrannosaurus Rex What else? Great comic story and pictures from Matt Myers. My new favorite picture book team.

    3. This book has great charisma, humor, charm and poetry. It works on so many levels. The metaphor of the father as a dinosaur is so touching and humorous at the same time. He's so lovable and scary, so protective and so busy, so gruff and yet so wonderful. Hats off to the author and illustrator for working so beautifully together.

    4. Great book, hilarious, touching and PERFECT for Father's Day. All about a too-busy but loving dad who is literally and figuratively larger than life-- isn't every dad like that really a t-rex? The pictures are full of subtle and funny details. Reviewer below is the lame-o. There are so many bad dinosaur books out there-- finally, a wonderful one! I don;t even mind re-reading it over and over (and over)

    5. terrific book. love the eye-popping cover, easy to find this one on my shelf! Great for reading aloud to little ones. Funny not scary dinosaur, mostly it's a book about family. Nice for baseball lovers, good book for summer, great book for father's day and fathers.

    6. Tobias's father is a forty-feet long, fifteen-feet high Tyrannosaurus who's usually too busy working to pay much attention to his son's school functions. Although he clearly loves his son, Tobias longs for him to work a little less and play a little more. When he shows up at the school's field day and agrees to be the umpire for the game against the Chickenbone Gang, Tobias is thrilled. Not only does he save the day since the regular umpire is sick, but once it begins raining, he provides shelte [...]

    7. This was a cute little story. It did a nice job of showing love between family members and what family members will do for each other because they love each other. Plus, it also has a dinosaur in it and I love dinosaurs and I think most children do too, so I think they would be interested in that as well.

    8. Another beautifully illustrated and fun children's picture book showing that dads come in all shapes and sizes!

    9. Tobias' dad is just like other dads. He is big, eats meat, works hard, collects joke books. But there is one thing that separates him from the rest---he is a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Tobias doesn't have to be scared of spiders, monsters, annoying salesmen, or strangers with a T-Rex for a dad but he does wish his dad worked less. Tobias is worried that his dad will not come to his school's field day because he is always working but his dad surprises him. What can be cooler than having your Tyrannosauru [...]

    10. This is a humorous story with very bold and colorful illustrations about a young boy trying to get his day to take a break from work and spend time with him. It just so happens that his dad is also a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Very strange, but entertaining. We enjoyed reading this together and I would imagine this book will be a big hit with young boys.

    11. Very sweet book for summertime, and for father's day. Am putting together all the books I know that are best for various holidays. This one gets my vote for dad's special day, but is nice for baseball and dinosaur lovers year round. Big bold illistratiuons by Matthew Myers who also illustrated the robot book Clink. (But there are no robot holidays I am aware of.)

    12. OK. Not what I expected at all. Not sure if this is what I'm looking for in my Father's Day preschool storytime. Display for certain. Not sure what else to say on this book, so, there you go.

    13. cool book, gloriously funny. Possible Caldecott material? See Swirl By Swirl, White Rabbit, The Watcher, other choices.

    14. Great lively book for the dinosaur loving crowd. I loved it too! Nice subtle message here about family ties. Amazing illustrations and well written.

    15. This was a decent book to show a father who decides to put his work aside and spend time with his son. Children thought it was funny that dad was a dinosaur and his boy was human.

    16. This is the story of a normal boy and his dada T-Rex. T-Rex dad is very busy and always seems to be working. The boy want his dad to come to field day. At first he feels the day is ruined when a gang of misfits interrupts their game and in come t-rex dad to save the day. T-Rex dad umps the game and save everyone from the rain. This is a heartwarming picture book that shows the heart of a Dad trying to balance work and family. The book would be appropriate for pre-school to first grade.

    17. This is a very strange book. Where is mom? How does a T. Rex have a human son? Is this a case of inter-species adoption? Is it a strange metaphor about parental anger management and involvement in school activities? Where does the random kid bicycle gang come from, and why don't they go to school? Why does Tyrannosaurus Dad ump the game instead of just eating the gang when he sees them threatening his son? In short, this book inspires many questions, but little genuine interest or suspense.

    18. Grrrroooan, I'm in the minority here not being bowled over by this title. Tobias' dad is not only a dinosaur but his priorities are jumbled up is coming first. Will he realize before it is too late that his son needs him at the school's field day? This book has some funny moments and offers a nice option for early schoolage readaloud--I just wasn't as impressed as some of the other reviewers.

    19. This book was so close. This book had a chance to be special, but in my book it will have to settle for being good. I thought for sure this book was going to hit a home-run with theme, but it fell a little short. Amazing illustrations, but the theme needed to connect for me to be able to fall in love with a T-Rex being the father of a young boy.

    20. Age: 1st - 2nd gradeA great concept but executed poorly. If there was no T-Rex in the story but just a human dad, the writing would need no alterations. Dinosaur lovers might like it for the illustrations but certainly not for the story. It seems like the author needed to make a book that would sell and preyed on an easy subject.

    21. My son really enjoys dinosaurs so we picked this one up from the library, and he loves it! It absolutely does not make sense but who cares; it's a kid's book!It has a good story about putting family first and the illustrations are fun.Overall, a cute story!

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