T. Rex Time Machine
By Jared Chapman
44 pages – ages 4+
Published by Chronicle Books on September 4, 2018
Theme/Topic- Time Travel, Dinosaurs
Opening- “One day a time traveler traveled back to prehistoric times…which he quickly regretted.”
Synopsis from the Publisher- “When two hungry dinosaurs jump into a time machine, they’re transported to an unbelievable, magical, surreal future: RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW! On the T. Rexes’ madcap voyage into the unknown, they encounter the many wonders of the modern world: Police cars! Phones! Microwaves! They don’t know how they’ll get home—but why would they want to?”
What I Liked- This was one of the most fun picture books I’ve read in a while, with humor flooding the pages, from every word to every image. The book is longer than a standard picture book (44 pages versus the standard 32), but it is set up in a format similar to a graphic novel, which makes it very easy to read. The book is downright absurd, but in the most hilarious of ways – guaranteed to have kids rolling in laughter! Chapman has written a story that kids will love to read again and again.