Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My Sitter is a T-Rex!

Paul Orshoski
Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler

My parents have plans to go out and that means I’ll have a babysitter. When the doorbells rings, the only one surprised is me – it’s a T-Rex, and she says to call her Sue. My parents leave for the evening, and the fun is just beginning. All I want to do is run and hide from Sue. She starts to count to ten, thinking I’m playing a game. A hungry T-Rex is a messy T-Rex and Sue looks for food everywhere. Mom and dad should be home soon. What am I to do?

My Sitter Is A T-Rex! is part of the We Both Read series. The left side of the page is meant for the parents to read, with the content more detailed. The right side is for the child to read with less detail. Challenging words are in bold so parents can discuss them with their child. This series has been developed with reading education specialists to help parents make the most of their reading time with their children. There is a “Parent Introduction” at the beginning of the book encouraging parents to make the most of their children’s reading time. This is an ingenious way to bring the reading experience between parents and young readers to a unique quality enjoyment time.

Ebbeler’s illustrations are comically colorful and lend to the text so Sue is more than just a T-Rex, but a pink bubble-gum covered mess you just won’t see anywhere else. Neither will your children. The pages of bright-mixed-up color and fun are engaging and will keep young readers involved.

BIBLIO: 2011, Treasure Bay Inc., Ages 4-6, $9.95.
REVIEWER: Debby Willett
FORMAT: Picture Book
ISBN: 978-1-60115-253-4

REVIEWED FOR: Children’s Literature, Online Version, 2-15-11

1 comment:

  1. Hi Debby--Thanks for leaving a comment on my blogpost about reviews. I sure learned a lot with that post--and the #1 thing is that nobody ever reads the prologue. The first part of that post explained very clearly that 1) I was only talking about Amazon reviews, because of their peculiar algorithms, and 2) I wasn't talking to anybody who has ever reviewed a book before. Please don't delete negative reviews. Without them, the positive reviews have no meaning. And thanks for all the hard work you've done here! And bless you for being a sur-thriver! (I am too.)