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Tyrannosaurus Game, The

3.2  ·  Rating Details ·  55 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
12 kids make up an imaginative story about a tyrannosaurus on the loose
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Two Lions (first published March 1976)
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Oct 18, 2011 Kat rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011, picture-books
This is a short picture book that involves a class of kids telling a story circle-style. Frankly, I've never seen a circle-story with little kids turn out this coherent, but for the sake of sanity, I'll ignore that fact. The repetition of the names of the kids got a bit old, but it was kinda cute and my son actually sat still for the reading of it, so it wasn't bad. If your kid is dino crazy, it's worth borrowing from the library.
Little Kid Reaction: My 4 year old LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. It was colorful and filled with action. There was PLENTY to see and investigate on each page - the illustrations are rich and packed with goodies.

Big Kid Reaction: I did not like this book. I loved the concept of working together to build the story. However, most of the text was spent repeating the names of the 12 kids (building from 1 name to 12 as the story went on), when I would have much preferred to have been told a story. If y
May 07, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a fun story about a creative way to spend a rainy day. The illustrations by Tomie dePaola are simple, but entertaining. We borrowed this book from our local library as part of a kit with an audiocassette and we enjoyed listening to the story as we followed along with the book.
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Nov 24, 2014 Jaimee Huskins rated it liked it
Cute book. Could have each student read a page then you can have the students do one of their own. It is a very creative story. The story is easy to follow. The pictures are only in a few colors but go well with the story. Simple but good!
The Brothers
A group of school kids make up a story about a Tyrannosaurus, each getting to tell a portion of the story in turn. Gets a little tedious to have to repeat all the kids names over and over.

Fun illustrations.
Jul 22, 2010 Rachel rated it liked it
Liked the cumulative story aspect, but did not like that some repeated all the kids names and others did not, very distracting.
While the story was not that interesting, I think this book has potential classroom use because students could create their own chain/ progressive stories like the children in the book.
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Stephen Kroll spoke at schools and conferences all over the world. He was married to the journalist, Kathleen Beckett, and they lived in New York City and an old carriage house in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. When he was not writing or traveling, he played a lot of tennis and walked around looking at everything.
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