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 I'm bad!
 Author: McMullan, Kate

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (2008)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p. (1 folded), col. ill., 24 x 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 629666 ISBN: 9780061229718
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Tyrannosaurus rex -- Fiction
 Dinosaurs -- Fiction

Price: $20.76

A hungry Tyrannosaurus rex searches for food in the prehistoric forest but is thwarted in its attempts to find something to eat.

 Illustrator: McMullan, James

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 126239

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   Kirkus Reviews (+) (04/01/08)
   School Library Journal (+) (00/05/08)
   Booklist (04/01/08)
 The Hornbook (00/05/08)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 05/01/2008 PreS-Gr 2-What could possibly equal the McMullans' audacious garbage truck in I Stink! (2002) and the brazen backhoe in I'm Dirty! (2006, both HarperCollins) for unadulterated attitude? Why, a towering, tough-talking T. rex, of course, complete with "rip-'em-up CLAWS," "bite-'em-up FANGS," and "Bad breath." (And don't even think of making fun of its "baby arms.") This creature is really big, "6-tons-of-MUSCLE-on-the-hustle BIG," with a "BIG empty belly growling for GRUB." Despite the beast's bravado, however, its attempts at catching prey are repeatedly-and hilariously-foiled. The predator's state of mind moves from arrogance to despair on a wonderfully illustrated psychedelic spread awhirl with forest foliage and easy-to-spot edible critters that the frustrated T. rex can smell but can't find. As the great hunter lies on its back having a tantrum, a vertical fold-out page is lifted to reveal the reptile's even bigger mother, who provides a bit of "takeout" for her grateful child. Vibrant artwork done in bold shades of green, orange, and violet equal the swaggering text in tone, energy, and humor. Whether devoured during a boisterous storytime or consumed independently, children will eat this one up.-Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information. - Copyright 2008 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 04/01/2008 Like the bragging, swaggering vehicles in the authors’ previous titles, such as I Stink! (2004), the tyrannosaurus narrator of this picture book is all boasts: “I’m REALLY bad. Scare-the-tails-off-all-the-other-dinosaurs BAD.” After showing off his mighty features, somewhat defensively (“Did you just call me BABY ARMS? Long as yours, pal—20 times stronger”), the dino hunts unsuccessfully for a meal, and his bluster wears thin: “Am I ever gonna eat again? There’s gotta be food in the forest . . .” There is. And it comes from Mom, who appears in a dramatic fold-out page that shows her towering size, amplifying the surprise that the dinosaur speaker is a pint-size youngster. As in I Stink! the high-energy illustrations and macho narrator’s words create a rowdy, crowd-pleasing whole. Children will delight in the dinosaur’s wild expressions and the dynamic text, filled with comic-book sound effects. Pair this with David Ezra Stein’s Monster Hug (2007), which includes a similar transformation of hulking monster into cuddly kid. - Copyright 2008 Booklist.

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