Thursday, August 25, 2016

If A T.Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party by Jill Esbaum

If A T.Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party 
by Jill Esbaum
Published August 2016
Sterling Children's Books
40 Pages
Review copy provided by publisher.

Goodreads Summary
You never know what will happen when a T. Rex crashes your birthday party. Sure, you'll be super excited when he turns up at your door. But then he’ll stomp. He’ll ROAR. He’ll look at you as if he’s wondering how you taste with a little mustard. In the end, though, you just may find yourself asking him to come back next year! This delightfully whimsical picture book has a fun twist kids will love.

My Thoughts
Oh what could happen if a T.Rex came to your party? Well a lot of mess and a lot of fun! This moody T.Rex stomps his way into your heart as he tries to have fun a a birthday party. With a fun, slightly sarcastic tone, Jill Esbaum makes the reader root for the T. Rex. Unfortunately, his size, his nails and his pesky, little arms add up to equal disaster as he makes a big mess while trying to play with the kids. 

I can see discussions around what animal kids would want at their parties or a debate to decide if the T.Rex should come next year happening in classrooms after reading this book. 
The illustrations are colorful, mostly primary colors against a bright white background. 
I would highly recommend this book for kids preschool-grade 2.

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  1. Thanks, Gigi! Glad you liked it. :)

  2. Truly liked this post. It was very interesting. For me party planning is the hardest thing in the world. I always like to host the parties at the rental event locations because I find it way easier to celebrate the special days without going through any stress and worries.