Book review! Here Comes Destructosaurus! by Aaron Reynolds

10 May

destructoHere Comes Destructosaurus!
by Aaron Reynolds
Illustrated by Jeremy Tankard
32 pages – ages 3+
Published by Chronicle Books on April 1, 2014

Summary- (Taken from the inside jacket) “Watch the unstoppable destructive force of a raging temper tantrum! Tremble at the enormous mess and disrespectful roaring! Despair as no amount of scolding can stem the heedless fury! Someone is heading for a time-out, Mister! “

A little monster takes his terrible temper-tantrum out on the city. No amount of scolding will get him to stop. He is throwing a gigantic fit until he gets what he wants!

What I thought– I thought this was a hilarious book. The story is very cute, and the narrator’s voice (an adult trying to get Destructosaurus to stop) is terrific. Mr. Tankard’s illustrations are awesome! They are digitally made and I think they really give a lot to the story. I personally am a huge Godzilla fan and really appreciated Destructosaurus’ rampage. πŸ™‚


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At first, my little sister wasn’t sure who was talking to Destructosaurus when she was reading the book herself. But when my mom read it out loud to her, she really cracked up laughing. I love how the book shows the ultimate temper tantrum. It is cool how Mr Reynolds can write a story about a monster destroying a city and make the monster cute and cuddly. πŸ™‚Β  I bet all kids have a Destructosaurus tantrum at one point. I think parents will really like this book too. The ending of the book is great!

Four out of five bookworms for “Here Comes Destructosaurus!” fourbooks

29 Responses to “Book review! Here Comes Destructosaurus! by Aaron Reynolds”

  1. KidLitReviews May 10, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

    This is a terrific picture book! I loved this one. I would have loved to hear your mom read this to Josie. I bet your Mom made a great upset, trying to stay calm, guilt-ridden mom. <# it!


  2. Lynn A. Davidson May 10, 2014 at 11:56 pm #

    You made it sound as if this is a very interesting book. I know a little girl whom I hear can throw a good temper tantrum.


  3. Romelle Broas May 11, 2014 at 1:14 am #

    Sounds terrific. I added it to my “want to read” list on Goodreads!


  4. The Story Reading Ape May 11, 2014 at 4:35 am #

    Love the Japanese Godzilla Dino πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  5. ontheplumtree May 11, 2014 at 5:53 am #

    The Destructosaurus! Wow! I better stay out of his way!


  6. jama May 11, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    My great-nephews LOVE this one. Faboo review, Erik :)!


  7. writersideup May 11, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    I’ve been seeing this guy all over the place! In reviews! On the B&N shelves! And I must say—he is probably the cutest little “terrorist” I’ve ever seen πŸ™‚


  8. Bonnie Ferrante May 11, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    Sounds like a hoot. I’m going to look for it.


  9. Jilanne Hoffmann May 11, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    Anger is something that (most) adults have learned to control, but we can identify with the sentiments expressed completely. Sounds like a very sweet book!


  10. heylookawriterfellow May 12, 2014 at 10:39 am #

    This looks like fun! But what, pray tell, is the green stuff dripping off of Destructosaurs’ tail?


  11. readingwithrhythm May 13, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    I think that this book may be about a certain pup who happens to reside at the 7 Acre Wood. Beware!! I guess i must get this one for her!


  12. Myra GB June 9, 2014 at 11:18 am #

    Ha. I haven’t watched Godzilla yet. Destructosaurus – love that concept. I can tell a lot of very young kids, especially toddlers would love the spirit of destruction! πŸ™‚


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