It’s Show and Tell, Dexter!

15 Aug

It's Show and Tell, Dexter.jpgSynopsis: “Dexter T. Rexter is going to school. But will anyone like him?

Tomorrow is the biggest event ever in Dexter’s life: his best friend, Jack, is taking him to school for Show and Tell Day! Dexter has been getting ready for weeks. But now he’s a little nervous. What if the other kids don’t like him? So Dexter decides to come up with a plan. He’ll wear a costume. Dinosaurs in bunny ears look good, right? He’ll recite state capitals starting with…uhaher. Then he realizes something. He can’t dance. He can’t recite things. He doesn’t have ANY skills. What’s a dino to do?

This comical, interactive tale of belonging, friendship, anticipation, and first-day-at-school jitters lets readers experience the excitement and nervousness along with Dexter—and even offer him a little advice along the way.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A sweet story about a nervous dino might ring true for students nervous about the first day of school or getting up in front of the class for show and tell. I really enjoyed Don’t Forget Dexter! (and was my very first #blogbookaday title) about the same adorable orange dino. What I love most about these books is the amount of inflection and interactivity with the dino – he’s got a really great voice that I can hear in my head and breaks that fourth wall to interact with reader as he stresses about no one liking him at school! This is a great story for kids in school who may be a little worried about other kids liking them!

Twitter Booktalk (280ish characters or less): Dexter T. Rexter is nervous about Show and Tell tomorrow, what if no one likes him? He doesn’t have anything to show or tell! But with the help of the reader, Dexter realizes just how great he is, just by being himself!

Title: It’s Show and Tell, Dexter!
Author & Illustrator: Lindsay Ward
Publisher: Two Lions
Publication Date: July 17, 2018
Page Number: 32 pgs.

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One Response to “It’s Show and Tell, Dexter!”

  1. Jessica @ Storytime in the Stacks September 23, 2018 at 12:58 pm #

    Loved the first and love the sequel even more, makes me miss being a kindergarten teacher! This would have been so fun to read to my kiddos.

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