T Is for Terrible

Peter McCarty; illustrations by Peter McCarty

Henry Holt and Co.

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I am a dinosaur, otherwise known as a terrible lizard.
I do not know why I am so terrible.

From a Caldecott Medal honoree comes the story of an endearing Tyrannosaurus rex who wonders why he can't be a vegetarian

Tyrannosaurus rex is a terrible dinosaur; of this, everyone is certain. But is this dinosaur really so terrible? He IS very big and very hungry. True, he might even eat his neighbors for lunch. But from his point of view, he can't help it. After all, he's not a vegetarian . . .

T Is for Terrible is the story of an introspective dinosaur. With droll humor in both the text and illustrations, Peter McCarty shows us why dinosaurs are the obsession of children everywhere. His not so terrible. T. rex is one of the most irresistible children's book dinosaurs to appear since the Mesozoic era.
 
T Is for Terrible is a 2005 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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"Dinosaur-crazed preschoolers will adore the whimsical account of a predator's logic."--Publishers Weekly

"This beautifully formatted and well-conceived offering has creamy ivory pages that frame the subtle illustrations and spare text. It has just a hint of scariness, with a bit of humor thrown in-exactly right for the youngest dinosaur fans. A small book, but one that should be very welcome in story-times."--School Library Journal

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Peter McCarty; illustrations by Peter McCarty

Peter McCarty is the author and illustrator of Little Bunny on the Move, Baby Steps, and Hondo and Fabian, for which he won a Caldecott Honor. He lives with his wife and two children in Upstate New York.

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T Is for Terrible
Peter McCarty; illustrations by Peter McCarty

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Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
August 2004
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805074048
ISBN10: 080507404X
Picture Book
8 x 9 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 3 to 6
Grade Range: p to 1
$16.95

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
September 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312384234
ISBN10: 0312384238
Picture Book
8 x 9 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations
Age Range: 3 to 6
Grade Range: p to 1 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: -L
F&P Level A-Z: L

$7.99
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