Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Wee Reads: The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris by Steven Joseph

Ever since Finn was born, and even before then, we would read to him. We wanted to show him reading from an early age. Now he loves us to read the same books, over, and over, and over. But it is the sweetest thing, when he likes to pick out a book and climb into our laps. 

The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris by Steven Joseph

Many people grew up believing that dinosaurs became extinct when the Dark Ages arrived, but that's only partly true. Yes, the Dark Ages did come, but one cranky dinosaur survived and became mankind's oldest ancestor: the TyrantoCrankaTsuris. In this playful, imaginative tale that draws inspiration from Jewish culture, author Steven Joseph reminds children and adults alike that we all have a little TyrantoCrankaTsuris in us and encourages readers to balance their woes with the positive things in life in pursuit of a happier world. 

Do you like this book?

Yeah! Because it has dinosaurs!

What's your favorite part of the book?

When the alligator bit the dinosaurs toes! 

What do you think of the cover?

I like it because the dinosaur is yellow!

This was an... interesting book. It made Finn laugh, but I just thought it was a weird one. I don't particularly care for the artwork of it, and the story is weird.

It makes sense, because it's teaching about not throwing fits and how it can make others not want to be around you.

But the way they go about it is just... weird.

Definitely not one of my favorites.

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  1. Even if this wasn't one of your favorites it does look super cute and it seems like your little one had fun with it.

  2. How wonderful to hear from both Finn and momma. I agree with Kindlemom above that this sounds like a super cute book.


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