#blogbookaday: Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna the Very First Chicken

19 Feb

26158345.jpgSummary:  “Tyrannosaurus Rex wants breakfast. He stomps and he roars and he gnashes his teeth―and he scares all the other dinosaurs right out of the forest.

Only Edna, the very first chicken, is unafraid. She won’t let that bully T. rex push her around! But will Edna’s mighty beak and terrible flapping wings be a match for T. rex’s mighty claws and terrible jaws?

This hilarious tale of bravery will have readers clucking in triumph!

Jed Henry’s charming illustrations accompany Douglas Rees’ upROARious tale.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: This starts out like most dino books do – with the T. Rex hungry and looking for something to eat. But, then that’s where this story take a little turn – he comes across Edna, a chicken. In fact, the very first chicken there ever was and the T. Rex expects that he should be able to eat her… but he doesn’t know what he’s getting himself into as Edna is one smart chicken. I though the adorable illustrations paired perfectly with the text of a dinosaur who finally meets his match. I’m also really glad that the author included a note after the story ended explaining that chickens did not live at the same time as the dinosaurs, but that birds and dinos lived during the same time period.

Personal Reaction: I love a good dino story, I mean, who doesn’t? And this story has it all – a ferocious T. Rex, fun dinosaur names that kids will always be able to pronounce better than you and a fierce little chicken who became the protector of all dinosaurs. This story is sure to be one that makes kids giggle and maybe see chickens in a whole new light!

Title: Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna the Very First Chicken
Author: Douglas Rees
Illustrator: Jed Henry
Publisher: Henry Holt
Publication Date: September 26, 2017

#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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