T-Rex Tries Again: Return of the King by Hugh Murphy #Review / #Giveaway

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T-Rex Tries Again: Return of the King
Animal Humor
3rd in Series
Plume (October 29, 2019)
Hardcover: 112 pages
ISBN-10: 0593188551
ISBN-13: 978-0593188552
Kindle ASIN: B07TQKL65J

A hilarious gift and perfect stocking stuffer, the third installment of the T-Rex Trying series features simple, charming, and hilarious illustrations depicting the hapless T-Rex and family doing their best in a world made for creatures with smaller heads and longer arms.

For the last six years, the lovable, hilarious T-Rex family–T-Rex himself, his partner She-Rex, and their adorable child, Wee-Rex–have charmed readers and dinosaur lovers throughout the nation. With a sweetly funny tone and truly adorable illustrations, the new collection will include all-new material, featuring T-Rex and family in situations like these:

T-Rex trying to hail a cab…
T-Rex trying to shear a flock of sheep…
T-Rex trying to grab the toys at the bottom of his pool…
T-Rex trying to put a comforter inside a duvet cover…
T-Rex trying to play the bagpipes…
T-Rex trying to cut down a tree with a two-person saw…
T-Rex trying to feed a horse through an electric fence…
T-Rex trying to plug in a lamp behind the bed…

This book will leave you applauding (like T-Rex can’t) and wiping tears from your eyes (like T-Rex wishes he could), but most of all, it will leave you wondering how on earth this animal survived a day, let alone the entire Cretaceous Period.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

When I saw this book I thought it would be a fun book to read with my grandson who is learning to read but the font of the text was hard for him to do on his own. He did think the illustrations were pretty funny. After we had finished our read I left the book in the bathroom to see what adults would pick it up. It just seemed like that kind of book. during the next few days I heard a variety of comments:

  • “Where did you get that dinosaur book?”
  • “That T-Rex book was funny.”
  • “Interesting book, but it went on for too long.”
  • “Liked the drawings but it got kinda boring.”
  • “Good for several visits got repetitive for me.”
  • “That book is really funny, that poor dinosaur.”

The bathroom readers were age 11 – 62, male and female. The men seemed to like it better than the women.

The illustrations are cute pencil-like drawings and the verse is very basic. There is a nice message in that the T-Rex doesn’t give up, doing his best with that great big body and tiny little arms.

This is the third book featuring this persistent dinosaur and his family.  The previous two released back in 2014. Seeing that the author is a dentist makes me think this is the kind of book you may find at the dentist’s or doctor’s offices to read while you are waiting. They would also make a fun stocking stuffer for the dinosaur lovers on your list.

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About the Author

Dr. Hugh Murphy is a Prosthodontist living and practicing in Raleigh, NC.  He created T-Rex Trying while in dental school and enjoys seeing all of the laughter and amusement his books bring to his readers.  He loves drawing, painting, fly-fishing, nature and most of all, spending time with his family.

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