You might not think that dinosaurs would enjoy a day at the beach, but don’t tell that to the two children and their tyrannosaurus rex in this week’s review, Sea Rex by Molly Idle. Author and illustrator Idle goes about very simply telling how to get to the beach and what to do there. However, the pictures show a not-so-simple afternoon of fun. Crisp and bright colored pencil drawings show an enthusiastic little boy, his more responsible older sister, the boy’s hapless teddy bear, and of course a very excited and nearly life size T-Rex. The group gets settled on the beach under the watchful eye of a pterodactyl lifeguard, and after some sunbathing, everyone gets wet when the T-Rex splashes into the ocean! The group enjoys building sandcastles with a triceratops in a flowered bathing hat before seagulls come and steal everyone’s lunch. Don’t worry though, the sandwiches are rescued. But to find out how, come check out this title!
You can get the book reviewed here and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”