Author: Tatsuya Miyanishi
Published: Nov. 1, 2015
Genre: Children ages 5 on up
Review: Ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
This sweet tale about the love between father and son is the first in a tremendously popular Tyrannosaurus series in 12 titles to date, with combined sales in excess of 3 million copies in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and France. A long, long time ago, a baby Ankylosaurus is born on a volcano erupting ground. As the little Ankylosaurus begins wandering around, a big Tyrannosaurus comes along. He is about to pounce when the baby cries out, "Daddy!" and grabs onto his leg. The baby thinks the Tyrannosaurus is his father, so as not to disappoint the little one, he takes on the task of raising a baby Ankylosaur. The two develop ever stronger bonds of love, but soon comes the day when they must part. Highlighting the importance of family, this sweet picture book celebrates the love between father and son.
We received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
When I saw this book I though K would really enjoy this book as he loves anything to do with dinosaurs. We both that the drawings could have been a bit better. K thought the T-Rex didn't really look like a T-Rex. We did both enjoy how the T-Rex adopted the Ankylosaurus and was very sad when the ending came about. We see how the Ankylosaurus wants to be like the T-Rex because he believes him to be his daddy. Which K though it was silly because T-Rex's eat meat so he would have ate him anyway. So that lead to the discussion of imprinting and that is what happened between these two reptiles. The only issue I had with the book is the way the pictures were not all on one page. It would show half the dinosaur on one page then the rest of it on the other page. Not sure if that is how it is suppose to be.