“I have a gigantic head with long pointy teeth, and a great loud roar.
I’m a huge ferocious hunter. I am . . .
A little boy pretends to be different dinosaurs–and even a baby dinosaur just hatching from his shell–until his mother joins him with a snack and plays the role of mother dinosaur. _________________________________
In spare words and vibrant illustrations, a young child mimics the actions of several different dinosaurs as he imagines he is one of them. After each spread showing the boy pretending, readers turn the page to find each dinosaur the boy imagines. Anna Grossnickle Hines’s ability to showcase a child’s perspective makes I Am a Tyrannosaurus perfect for toddlers who love dinosaurs.
Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2011: “Second time’s also a charm for this close cousin to I AM A BACKHOE (2010)….a broadly popular topic enhanced with light brushes of fact, wrapped in family warmth and presented in a comfortably formulaic way.”
About Anna Grossnickle Hines
All the time she was growing up, first in rural Ohio then, after she turned 11, in Los Angeles, California, Anna Grossnickle Hines read and drew. Sometimes she wrote, but she was shy about that and usually tore it up. Her parents and teachers… More about Anna Grossnickle Hines