|Tiara Saurus Rex|
Author: Sayres, Brianna Caplan
Tina Saurus-Rex is a fierce young competitor. She always has to win the Miss Dinosaur pageant. Will Patty Saurus, Stef O'Saurus, Teri Dactyl, and Sarah Topps be brave enough to challenge her?
Kirkus Reviews (-) (12/15/14)
School Library Journal (12/01/14)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 12/01/2014 PreS-Gr 1—Tina Saurus Rex is competing in the Miss Dinosaur pageant with a handful of other dinosaur ladies. Unfortunately, Tina seems to have a bit of a temper problem as the participants are reminded again and again to "Beware… Tina has to win." While she does in fact get the crown in the end, she also seems to have learned a lesson in friendship… sort of. The rhyming phrases become slightly clunky as the story progresses, and kids might be confused about what is actually happening to all of the disappearing dinosaurs. "It's talent time. They must prepare./But where are Patty and Stef, oh where?" The digital illustrations have a soft dreamlike feel and are large enough for group sharing. Since dinosaurs are always in demand and the approach here is unique, this book could be considered as a supplemental purchase for libraries.—Brooke Newberry, La Crosse Public Library, WI - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.