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How to Be A T. Rex

Being a regular old human is kind of a drag. That's why Sal is not going to be a teacher or doctor or lawyer when she grows up. She is going to grow up to be an awesome Tyrannosaurus Rex. Her brother thinks it's impossible, but Sal sure shows him! And in the beginning, being a T. Rex is AWESOME.

But did you know that it's kind of hard to make friends when you are a super-giant, super-loud, super-stompy dinosaur? If only there were a way for Sal to be 100% awesome, 100% of the time... Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North makes his picture book debut with this bright, bold, and quirky story about finding — and taming — the beast within.

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"With hilarious ease, Sal soon turns into a tyrannosaur merely by sitting up in bed at night and concentrating. Now she tastes power: 'No door can hold you! You can eat whatever you want!' But living as a T. rex among humans demands compromise. 'They don’t like it when you eat their food.' Is it possible to maintain a dinosaur-style sense of one’s own awesomeness and live with other humans? It is, Sal learns. 'I don’t let people ignore me or push me around, but I’m careful not to stomp on any humans.' Lowery’s unsteady lettering and goofy human figures with bean-shaped noses contribute to the book’s laughs." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Ryan North
Illustrator Mike Lowery
ISBN 0399186247
Publication Date Aug 21, 2018
Publisher Dial Books
Language English