When Regina's mother heads off to hunt, she tells her little dinosaur: stay in the nest and be mama's good little carnivore. But just who is she calling little?! Regina is big! And she has all the tools to hunt herself: a fear-inducing predator stare, a terrifying roar, and an uncanny ability to camouflage. And so Regina sets off on her first real hunt, all alone. ROAR!
Along the way, she meets some truly huge dinosaurs, and hilariously, and miserably, fails at catching anything. What if she has to live her life as an.... herbivore?! Fortunately, just when things seem to be at their most dire, Mama shows up to help — and starts teaching Regina what it will take to be a full-grown T. rex. Little kids everywhere will recognize themselves in Andrea Zuill's intrepid young dino: eager for independence, but still very much needing the safety and comfort of home.
"Just when she’s ready to give up and consider an herbivorous life, Regina sees a promising, smaller possibility — and a mammal to boot. Problem is, it hisses and chases the would-be predator. Fortunately, Mama appears, heads off disaster, and teaches Regina what’s safe to hunt.... This cute story told with wry humor roars loudly to youngsters who want to step — tentatively — out of their parents’ safe nests and test life’s hunting grounds alone." — Kirkus Reviews
|4 - 7
|Apr 13, 2021
|Schwartz & Wade