How to be a T. Rex (Hardcover)

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By Ryan North, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
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The first step to being a T-Rex is to be awesome. The other first step to being a T-Rex (too cool for second steps) is to read this book because it will make you even more awesome. You'll laugh, you'll roar, and you'll make your brother jealous with your radical claws.


— From Phoebe


An upROARiously funny take on following your wildest dreams, from the bestselling creator of Dinosaur Comics

Being a regular old human is kind of a drag. That's why Sal is not going to be a teacher or doctor or lawyer when she grows up. She is going to grow up to be an awesome Tyrannosaurus Rex. Her brother thinks it's impossible, but Sal sure shows him! And in the beginning, being a T. Rex is AWESOME. But did you know that it's kind of hard to make friends when you are a super-giant, super-loud, super-stompy dinosaur? If only there were a way for Sal to be 100% awesome, 100% of the time...

Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North makes his picture book debut with this bright, bold, and quirky story about finding--and taming--the beast within.

About the Author

Ryan North is a New York Times bestselling author and cartoonist known for his online strip Dinosaur Comics, his critically acclaimed work on Marvel's Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, as well as his Eisner Award-winning writing for the Adventure Time comic. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Jenn, and their dog, Noam Chompsky.

Mike Lowery is an author, artist, and an avid collector of weird bits of knowledge. He's illustrated dozens of books for kids, including the Gingerbread Man is Loose in the School series. Mike lives with his wife and two kids in Atlanta, Georgia.

Praise For…

★ "Sal is engaging from Page 1.... Readers will enjoy her antics and topsy-turvy relationships again and again. Hilarious fun, emotionally poignant, and just a little bit sassy." —Kirkus, starred review

"[North and Lowery] give T. rex a fresh twist by asking what the toothy theropod can teach children about harnessing great power for good." —Publishers Weekly

"Young wild things fond of Bob Shea’s Dinosaur vs. series might find toothsome food for thought here." —Booklist

"Expect a lot of T. rexes on the playground after reading this book, and use it to help kids find self-confidence that comes from within (in the form of a T. rex, of course)." —BCCB

Product Details
ISBN: 9780399186240
ISBN-10: 0399186247
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: August 21st, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English