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It's Show and Tell, Dexter!

(Dexter T. Rexter)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  278 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Dexter T. Rexter is going to school. But will anyone like him?

Tomorrow is the biggest event ever in Dexter’s life: his best friend, Jack, is taking him to school for Show and Tell Day! Dexter has been getting ready for weeks. But now he’s a little nervous. What if the other kids don’t like him? So Dexter decides to come up with a plan. He’ll wear a costume. Dinosaurs in bu
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 17th 2018 by Two Lions
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Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I don't remember show and tell day from when I was a kid, but I do remember it as a parent. It is a stressful day and night before. I remember our kids saying something like:

What should I take?

Will it be as cool as what Parker or Izzy brought?

What is something that I can share and tell a story about?

Well, this is exactly what Dexter is worried about. He can't wait to be the guest at Show and Tell Day. He knows he is Jack's favorite toy and he is sure he will be chosen for Show and Tell Day. But,
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finn Thinks:
Do you like this book?
Yeah! Because I love Dexter Dino.

What's your favorite part of the book?
When he was a bunny! Because a t-rex can't be a bunny! And I like the song! And when he's an astronaut, it matches my room!

What do you think of the cover?
I like it, I like the t-rex.

Do you want me to read it again?
Yeah! Tomorrow.

Momma Thinks:

The Dexter books are some of our favorites. It's a t-rex, so who can go wrong with that?

It's Show and Tell Dexter is about a toy dinosaur who is scared
Michele Knott
Dexter the dinosaur is going to show and tell at school and he's feeling nervous and is having some anxiety over it.
Kids will relate to his feelings and because Dexter talks to the reader, it puts a more interactive spin on the conversation!
Mrs Mommy Booknerd
An adorable story about anticipation, friendship, love and about nerves regarding school. The story was very cute and flowed in a way that makes it fun to read and fun to listen to it being read. I loved the illustrations, they were dynamic and vibrant. The pictures are a great way for kids to learn to read because they are quite detailed and animated. The child can first tell the story by looking at the pictures and then later add in the words. This type of book is perfect for budding readers a ...more
Amber Victoria
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cute and interactive!

Dexter talks to you! Not literally... but it definitely got my son involved in the story. It was fun to read and a great way to connect to kids!
Baby Bookworm
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hello, friends! Our book today is It’s Show And Tell, Dexter! by Lindsay Ward, the adorable second installment of the Dexter T. Rexter series.

Dexter T. Rexter, a dinosaur toy, is back with a new challenge to face. His owner, Jack, is having show-and-tell at school, and he’s going to bring his very favorite toy: Dexter, of course! Dexter is so excited, and he’s been preparing for weeks. However,
Kourtney • kourtneysbookshelf
Calling all dino-loving kiddos! It's Show and Tell, Dexter! by Lindsay Ward is an amusing story with a creative two-way dialog between the narrator, Dexter T. Rexter, and the reader.  The illustrations in this book are adorable and accurately depict the words on the page.  Dexter's best friend, Jack, will be taking Dexter to school soon for show-and-tell day.  Dexter Dino has been preparing for his big debut in the silliest of ways, making sure he is healthy and hydrated all while battling a cas ...more
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really love the illustrations, overall cute book. In the book Dexter is worried about if he is interesting enough for show and tell and unsure if others will like him. As Dexter experiences trying options to seem more interesting in the end it results in just choosing to be yourself.

I do want to point out that this book would work better being read in partners or read out loud to others. As it is comes off to me, as an interactive book. Almost leaving space for a response. Just something to k
Stephanie Bange
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dexter is a toy dinosaur with issues. This time, it is the anxiety called "Show and Tell". He is excited, yet nervous. He details his anxieties with the reader, finally deciding that all is fine when his owner Jack takes him to school and he finds out Show and Tell is a breeze!

Ward uses a combination of uppercase and bold font to help convey the strength of the anxiety. Dexter's one-sided conversation is a riot to read aloud. Her illustrations were created using printmaking in, colored pencil an
This adorable picture book tells the story of Dexter who's nervous about the upcoming show and tell day at school, because he's a stuffed animal that's going to be taken to school by his owner to be shown. I love the point of view of this story, and it's fun to think of all the ways this stuffed dinosaur wants to spice up his appearance - costumes, tricks, etc. This might be a fun mentor text to share with young writers to help them create stories from another person's or thing's point of view. ...more
Kris Dickinson
Received this book today after winning it in a Goodreads contest. It is absolutely adorable and fits in well with other dinosaur/school stories that are new this year. My favorite part, I think, was when he was wearing the Elvis jumpsuit with the T-rex on the side in sequins. And the end, which is simply saying - just be yourself!
Age: Preschool-1st grade
Toys: Dinosaur

A personable dinosaur experiences the anxiety of going to school as a show-and-tell toy without any talents, dance skills, or cool costumes. But when the audience encourages him to go as himself, we're left with a happy ending.

A fun read-aloud with strong parallels to a child's first-day experience.
Suzanne Kunz Williams
Lindsay Ward is so amazing at taking feelings and struggles that we all have and phrasing the in such a way that we can all relate and we feel we have hope for ourselves working through the issues. This book addresses the fear that others won't like us for who we are. Lindsay Ward, I sure hope you keep writing books! Because we'd love to read more! ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a funny book about a toy dinosaur who wants to go to show and tell day at school. He tries many costumes and talents but ends up deciding to be himself. It would be a great book to read to younger elementary school children.
Thomas Sammons
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dexter’s catchy little tune always puts a smile on my boys face - after we finish either of Wards Dexter T Rexter books my son does a little dance and hums the rhythm (I’ve sung it in) of the song.

Great read for parents and their kiddos.
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So cute

Told from the perspective of a favorite toy being taken to show and tell, this is a cute story showing a dinosaur worrying over nothing. Well, nothing to an adult, but to a child, or a favorite toy, show and tell us a big deal.
Dexter is nervious for show and tell day at school.
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was super cute! I read it to my son and he loves the high energy and excitement. I loved that it was exactly what I would have said!
Miss Sarah
A stuffed Dinosaur gets ready for show & tell by bragging then getting nervous. Will he be a hot or miss? Cute. Elementary for humor and length
Robert Schoonover
Amazing!! One of our favorite books.

Amazingly simple yet heartfelt way to address fear, sadness and hope. Beautifully done! One of our absolute favorites. Please write more.
Michelle Halber
Fun book about Dexter, a toy dinosaur, who is eagerly awaiting Show and Tell day at school, but becomes nervous.
It looks totally hilarious and breaks the 4th wall
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great !

My daughter really enjoyed this book, she hasn’t had show and tell yet at school yet and this gave her the toys perspective! LOL 🙀😸
Hallie Sabrsula
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super cute dino book!

We can't wait for more Dexter T Rexter books. I love reading them to my 3 year old dino fan.
Katrina Clohessy
Adorable story about a toy dinosaur who’s nervous about show and tell day at school. Will his human actually bring him to school? What special talent can he show off? 30 pages
Syntha Green
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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A cute story of a toy T. Rex that gets anxious when he might get taken to school for show and tell
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sleepover favorite

This is the best book ever! Dexter thinks he has to take a costume. My grandsons have me read them this book every time they come for a sleepover!
Jo Oehrlein
Dexter is worried about going to school for show-and-tell. What if the kids don't like him? What if he's not impressive enough?
Luckily, just being Dexter is just what is needed.
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
read book 1 & 2, enjoyable reads ... great illustrations. so fun!! love these characters. u will smile for sure.
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cute story. Will Dexter be the toy that gets picketo go the school to be in Show and Tell?
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Lindsay Ward has a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University. Her most recent books include It’s Show and Tell, Dexter! and Don’t Forget Dexter!, books 1 and 2 in the Dexter T. Rexter Series with Two Lions. She is also the author and illustrator of Brobarians (Two Lions, 2017), The Importance of Being 3 (Dial 2016), Rosco vs. the Baby (S&S, 2016), Henry Finds His Word (Dial, 2015), a Choose to ...more

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