Monday, January 15, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Don't Forget Dexter! by Lindsay Ward


ABOUT THE BOOK

Introducing Dexter T. Rexter, the toughest, coolest dinosaur ever. At least he likes to think so.

When his best friend, Jack, leaves him behind at the doctor’s office, Dexter T. Rexter panics. First he tries to find Jack. Then he sings their special song. Then he sings their special song even louder. But when Jack still doesn’t appear, Dexter starts to wonder. What if he’s being replaced by another toy? It can’t be—after all, he can STOMP, RAWR, and CHOMP! Right? Right?!

This hilariously neurotic dinosaur will do whatever it takes to get his friend back—even asking the reader’s advice—in this first book of a brand-new series.

REVIEW

Dexter T. Rexter is afraid he's been forgotten by his boy, Jack.  One minute they were playing together and the next, Jack is gone.  Dexter tries anything he can think of to find Jack.  He sings his song, he tries to escape, he asks the fish and receptionist for help, but he can't find his boy anywhere.  He's afraid that his boy has found a toy with better features to play with (like a car). Finally, despair takes over and Dexter fears he's alone forever.  This bright colorful book with it's large readable text makes for a delightful read aloud.  Losing a toy is a common childhood experience, but I haven't seen it told from this point of view before which makes it a clever way to talk about fears.  The book is humorous as well as Dexter's panic reaches hilarious levels.  But he doesn't give up!

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