Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 2013)
Source: Author via TLC Book Tours
Formats Available: Hardcover
Format Read: Hardcover
Age Range: 4-8 years
My thoughts: I adore this book. Monkey adores this book. Baby adores this book. Chick-o-saurus Rex couldn’t have come to our house at a more perfect time. Monkey is very interested in Dinosaurs at the moment and has always been a fan of farm/animal stories. Baby is just discovering the wonder of books.
A wonderfully engaging story about two of our very favorite topics and delivers a powerful message. Yes, please. We’ve read Chick-o-saurus Rex many times over. So many great things to talk about. The way the story is written easily keeps young children engaged. The beautiful illustrations tell the story just as much as the text does.
The most immediate message the reader receives is the anti bullying message. The bigger, braver farm animals are excluding the little chick because they don’t feel his is brave enough, but in the end he shows them who is the bravest. The more subtle, but just as important messages that get him there are that of the value of being curious, and self confidence and being yourself. Chick takes the time to investigate his heritage and learns some fantastic things. It’s those things that give him the self confidence he didn’t have before.
This is a fantastic addition to our home library. I am so fortunate that I had the opportunity to participate in this tour hosted by TLC Book Tours. Please take a moment to see what the other participants had to say about Chick-o-saurus Rex.
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