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T. Rex at Swan Lake

3.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  31 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
After ninety-nine years of being on display at the Natural History Museum, T. Rex&150a dinosaur skeleton&150is bored. She yearns for the days when she used to leap in meadows and tiptoe through streams. When she overhears two museum visitors discussing a performance of Swan Lake, T. Rex gets a wonderful idea: she will dance in the ballet!

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 10th 2004 by Dutton Juvenile
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Erma Talamante
Jan 28, 2015 Erma Talamante rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-s, 2015
A funny a book about a T. Rex who is tired of her life at the museum, and dreams of doing something more. This inspirational story features a T. Rex who overhears a conversation and is inspired to try something new in her old age - something wonderful. Something called ballet! She makes her way to the Opera House, enjoying the trip, and then stealing the show as she prances and whirls and leaps about. But at the end of the day, T. Rex has to go home, and her best friend is there to take her. My ...more
The Brothers
Mar 05, 2016 The Brothers rated it liked it
Shelves: ballet, dinosaurs
A kind of weird story about a skeleton of a T-Rex who fondly wishes for the "old days" and then decides to try ballet dancing to fill up her life. Asher really enjoyed it though.

The illustrations are certainly unique and fun!
Mitchell Ary
Oct 09, 2014 Mitchell Ary rated it it was ok
Shelves: edrd-314
honestly i hate that the skeleton who has no muscles can move about the city as she pleases without a nervous system, a spinal cord or a brain she can do everything that a vertebrate organism can do. thoroughly annoyed right now.
Jun 18, 2014 Rachel rated it liked it
Very humorous, and I love the T-Rex's personality.
Nov 21, 2012 Lorena rated it liked it
It was a cute story. I was reading it to a group of about 10 kindergarteners at the end of my class. It was a few pages too long and my kids began loosing interest the last quarter of the book. If it was a bit shorter it would be a winner.
Jan 20, 2010 Tricia rated it it was ok
a bored dinosaur wanders from the museum on to a ballet stage. the tutu is quite humorous and the we loved the ending. didn't see it as potential readaloud material for me personally but somebody slick could pull it off.
Shyam Rahim
Apr 03, 2008 Shyam Rahim rated it liked it
Fun story about a t-rex who lives in the Natural History Museum. She gets the urge to break free and ends up dancing in a ballet before she goes back to her spot at the Museum.
Jul 28, 2008 Kris rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: kids/parents of kids who like dinos & ballet!
Shelves: ahh-youth
Just read this with the little one. She checked it out of the library last week. Very cute. And since she's been to the Natural History Museum, she enjoyed the story.
Feb 07, 2010 Cece rated it liked it
This is a very cute book about a dinosaur. Children will enjoy reading this book, because it has a dinosaur pretending to be a ballerina.
Apr 20, 2010 Kiera rated it liked it
Good illustrations. An interesting (but random) story of a very lively T-Rex skeleton.
Jul 20, 2011 Bug rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011, library
Thee's a t-rex who breas out of a museum to become a ballerina.
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