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Kid Konnection: Chick-o-Saurus Rex

August 10, 2013

Chick-O-Saurus Rex

Little Chick wanted to play in the tree house but the other animals wouldn’t let him – they said he wasn’t brave and mighty.  Feeling dejected, he went home and asked his father if anyone in their family had done anything brave and mighty.  His father pulled out the family photo album and told Little Chick that their ancient ancestor is supposed to be buried beyond the farm.  Little Chick couldn’t wait to investigate and started looking for fossils.

After a few weeks, he discovers that he is related to Tyrannosaurus Rex which makes him feel brave and strong.  He grabs a big bone and heads to the tree house to show the bullies.  When he finds them trapped in the tree by a hungry wolf he scares the wolf away.  The other animals cheer him and, from then on, welcome all the animals in the tree house.

I loved Chick-o-Saurus Rex by Lenore and Daniel Jennewein!  The illustrations are adorable, the story is cute, and, best of all, it teaches a valuable lesson.  The other animals judged little chick because he was small and didn’t appear brave and mighty but he showed them what courage is all about.

Chick-O-Saurus Rex interior

Children are sure to relate to Little Chick and will be inspired by his bravery.   This book can spark early discussions about bullying, prejudices, courage, and inclusion.  If you’re looking for a picture book, you can’t go wrong with Chick-o-Saurus Rex!

Many people will recognize the name Lenore Jennewein.  She’s a friend of mine and the author of The Memory of After. She blogs at Presenting Lenore.

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For more children’s books reviews, go to Booking Mama’s feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. August 10, 2013 7:16 am

    What a brilliant idea for a plot! I love it! I had no idea Lenore did this. (Where have I been?)

  2. August 10, 2013 7:25 am

    Oh what fun and I love the page you shared. It makes me want to smile.

  3. sandynawrot permalink
    August 10, 2013 7:36 am

    I’ve not actually read any of Lenore and her husband’s children’s books but she has posted various illustrations and general plots and they look absolutely adorable. I love that they work as a team!

  4. August 10, 2013 10:13 am

    My 8-year old read your post, and she said, “Oh, cool! Chicks are related to T-Rex!”

  5. August 10, 2013 1:56 pm

    This sounds completely adorable! I have a niece who needs it 🙂

  6. Patty permalink
    August 10, 2013 2:33 pm

    It’s awesome when books teach a great subtle lesson!

  7. August 10, 2013 3:10 pm

    great story,

  8. August 10, 2013 6:28 pm

    How wonderful that Lenore’s written another book. I vaguely remember her talking about her picture book on her blog. This one definitely sounds very fun!

  9. August 10, 2013 9:24 pm

    This sounds super-cute.

  10. talesofwhimsy permalink
    August 10, 2013 9:57 pm

    Ha. I like this chicken already.

  11. August 10, 2013 10:47 pm

    This looks absolutely adorable!! I knew they had a book coming out but didn’t realize it was here already. It’s been a busy summer and I haven’t been blogging or visiting much lately. I’m going to hop right over to Lenore’s blog to congratulate them. They are so talented!

    Thanks for your review. I have to share this book with the grandkids!

  12. August 14, 2013 1:49 pm

    This looks fantastic! I wish it had come out when The Girl was younger because she was all about T-Rex!

  13. bookingmama permalink
    August 16, 2013 8:58 am

    I’m so glad this book is a winner!!!

  14. August 18, 2013 11:31 pm

    I’ll have to get this one on our next library trip. We brought home 5 books today and we’ve already read them all about half a dozen times!

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