Words by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Pictures by Katherina Maolessou
T. Rex are the fiercest of fierce dinosaurs. How do they fuel this awesome fierceness? Meat, meat and more meat. Reginald the T. Rex is different. He loves his crunchy carrot cake. He devours broccoli, beans and greens. He scarf downs on peaches, pineapples and parsnips. His parents were concerned. Meat is important to a young carnivore. His friends made fun of him. They told him mean things because he was different. Poor Reg was sad that everyone felt that way about him. He went off looking for dinosaurs like him because he was different and he was ok with that. While out looking for people with similar tastes, he found he wasn’t like them, he just liked the same foods. He was still lonely. Also, while he was away, the other T. Rex realized they missed their friend. Reg may have liked different foods, but he was still a T. Rex. The herd of T. Rex finally accepted Reg and Reg realized it’s best when you are you.
The message in this story is heart warming and much needed in your childhood years. The illustrations are colorful and captivating. The writing has personality and is descriptive. Everything about this book is a win for me, as an adult and to give to children to read.
Ashley A from Davis Library