#blogbookaday: Don’t Forget Dexter!

1 Jan

34879521.jpgSummary: When his best friend, Jack, leaves him behind at the doctor’s office, Dexter T. Rexter panics. First he tries to find Jack. Then he sings their special song. Then he sings their special song even louder. But when Jack still doesn’t appear, Dexter starts to wonder. What if he’s being replaced by another toy? It can’t be—after all, he can STOMP, RAWR, and CHOMP! Right? Right?! (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: This is an all too familiar story of a favorite toy being left somewhere by a child. Dexter is a sweet little dino that you root for throughout the story as he becomes more and more desperate to find his best friend. With cut paper collage and colored pencil drawings, these illustrations are reminiscent of children’s artwork which makes this story even sweeter.  This would make a great read aloud for storytime with the interaction with the audience (and who doesn’t love a good song in their story), plus with a diverse character in Jack it’s a great way to make your storytime choices more diverse without screaming – “This book is about diversity!”

Personal Reaction: I thought this was an adorable little story and one that I would definitely share with kids in my life! Plus, there’s at least a second story coming out that stars Dexter, so you won’t want to miss that either!

Title: Don’t Forget Dexter!
Author: Lindsay Ward
Illustrator: Lindsay Ward
Publisher: Two Lions
Publication Date: January 1, 2018


#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

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