Oh.. I LOVED this picture book called Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug. Jonathan Stsutzman did an excellent job of bringing the struggles of one little T-Rex to life.
What I am Reviewing
Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug.
Jay Fleck (illustrator)
Picture book, Hugs, Dinosaurs, Emotions, Friendship
Reviewed for Raincoast Books.
48 pages, ages 3-5.
Tiny T. Rex has a HUGE problem. His friend Pointy needs cheering up and only a hug will do. But with his short stature and teeny T. Rex arms, is a hug impossible? Not if Tiny has anything to say about it! Join this plucky little dinosaur in his very first adventure-a warm and funny tale that proves the best hugs come from the biggest hearts.
The Finer Details
Tiny T. Rex starts his story off with a problem. His best friend is ever so sad and Tiny T. Rex wants to help. This leads him to another problem.
Like everyone with a problem Tiny T. Rex seeks advice from those with more experience. Some advise he gets is simply no good, but then he receives the best advice. And he follows it with his whole heart.
And before you know, one tiny T. Rex has managed to solve two problems.
Other than some time line issues… I thought this book was well made and cleverly done. Interjected humour (in just the right places) and simple drawings brought this story to life. An excellent story for any age reminding us of the importance of being (and acting like) a friend despite challenges that might come our way. How to ask for help and the need to be determined to follow through. A wonderful book I highly recommend.