Book Review of How To Be A T. Rex by Ryan North

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Book Review of How To Be A T. Rex by Ryan North

When my boys were little, they loved dinosaurs. They could tell you the names of all the dinosaurs, and they could even tell you all about them. Was it a carnivore or an herbivore? They could tell you that. I loved it. Of course I tried to encourage it by giving them dinosaur books and toys. I even made a valance for their window out of dinosaur fabric. Long story short, they would have loved this book! Although most of our dinosaur books are now torn and well-loved, we still have them. This will make a fun addition to our collection. Read all about it in my book review of How To Be A T. Rex by Ryan North.


“Sometimes being a regular human is a REAL DRAG. That’s why, when Sal grows up, she’s going to be a…


What’s that you say? Humans can’t become dinosaurs? Well, I’ve got some news for you…”


My Book Review:

 As I said before, this book will be a fun addition to our dinosaur book collection. It’s so cute! The illustrations are well done; they are bright, and colorful, and funny! The characters have great expressions. I also like the formatting with the fonts and the speaking bubbles.

The story is clever and funny. Sal wants to be a Tyrannosaurus Rex when she grows up. Who doesn’t, right? I mean they’re big and scary and they probably get anything they want because of it. And they can get away with lots of stuff us normal humans can’t. They ROAR whenever they want to, they eat whatever they want to, and they’re not afraid of anything.

But apparently there are also a few downsides to being a T. Rex. What?!?! There are consequences for not being nice? There are consequences for not caring about the little humans’ feelings? Dinosaurs can be sent to their rooms? Are you kidding me??

Is it too much to ask to be 100% awesome 100% of the time?

(Haha! I LOVE that line!)

Maybe there are a few things that the precious humans can learn from awesome dinosaurs, and ferocious dinos can learn from the little humans. Sal learns some great lessons in this book! I love how witty this book is. It’s fun, it has some important lessons in it, and I think the kiddos will love it! My book even came with a super fun poster! This is a very fun book and I think it would make a great addition to any home or classroom library. Beware, though—this may be the next book that you read over and over and over!   

Content Rating GContent Rating: G (Clean!)

Age Recommendation: Everyone

My Rating: 4/5

4 Star Review


Disclosure: I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


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