Tyrannosaurus Dad

By Liz Rosenberg; illustrated by Matthew Myers

A Neal Porter Book

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Tobias’s father is a lot like other fathers—he likes corny jokes, and doing magic tricks, and works really hard at the office. But there the resemblance ends.  He has teeth as sharp as steak knives, is forty feet high, and weighs as much as a locomotive.  He is, in fact, a tyrannosaurus. 

This funny and poignant story about a kid trying to get his dad to pay attention has a fabulous payoff, when Dad shows up and saves the day during a Field Day baseball game; when a tyrannosaurus decides to ump, no one dares disagrees with his calls! 

An added bonus are the fabulous illustrations by newcomer Matthew Myers.

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Praise for Tyrannosaurus Dad

“Author Liz Rosenberg's down-to-earth, matter-of-fact narrative is accompanied by the painterly illustrations of first-time picture-book artist Matthew Myers to great effect; they add enough depth and nuance to make the story convincing, and a complete charmer. Sometimes people—and dinosaurs, it turns out—are a lot cooler than they pretend to be.” —Time Out New York Kids

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Read the Kirkus Review of TYRANNOSAURUS DAD . Who knew the favorite topics of baseball, dinosaurs and father-son relationships could come together in such a winning combination?
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About the Author

By Liz Rosenberg; illustrated by Matthew Myers

Accalimed poet, novelist, and professor, Liz Rosenberg is the author of  Nobody, On Christmas Eve, and This Is the Wind, among other titles. Her books have received numerous awards, including an IRA-CBC Children’s Choice, and have been featured on Reading Rainbow. She lives in Binghamton, New York.After a twenty-year career as an award-winning art director, MATTHEW MYERS discovered his true vocation—illustrating picture books. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Tyrannosaurus Dad
By Liz Rosenberg; illustrated by Matthew Myers


Roaring Brook Press
A Neal Porter Book
May 2011
ISBN: 9781596435315
ISBN10: 1596435313
Picture Book
10 x 10 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 6
Grade Range: p to 1

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