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She Rex

Written by Michelle Robinson

Illustrated by Deborah Allwright

Early Years Animal Stories Dinosaurs Family / Home Stories

LoveReading View on She Rex

This rollicking rhyming picture book ROARS with energy and an empowering message for dinosaur-loving girls

This awesome, rawsome, rhyming picture book chomps through gender stereotypes with wit, vitality and a whole lot of dinosaur dynamism – it’s a cautionary tale with swashbuckling twists in its T. Rex tail. And the message? Boys – beware of mansplaining dinosaurs to girls.

“Dinos are for boys,” claims Ed, Maisy’s less than enlightened brother as he refuses to share his toys with her. But Maisy knows that’s simply not true. And besides, she doesn’t even need Ed’s toys because she knows T. Rex’s sister, who’s big, bright and every bit as fierce as boy dinosaurs. “My dinosaurs are mean, for sure/And boy, oh boy, can these girls ROAR!” she asserts with convincing glee as Deborah Allwright’s pounce-off-the-page illustrations depict a range of rollicking, roaring, rock ‘n’ rolling dinosaurs in gargantuan glory. As Maisy’s passion gathers apace, so Ed asserts his expertise on the matter, resulting in an uproarious down-to-earth-with-a-bump ending, and an excellent final twist.

For more books with girl-power take a look at Work It Girl - Inspiring and Informative Books on Feminism for All Ages 

Joanne Owen

She Rex Synopsis

Maisy's brother's Ed won't let her play with his toys. He says, 'Dinos are for boys!' But Ed hasn't met T. Rex's BIGGER sister ... She Rex is a big and burly, multi-coloured dino girly. And Maisy is about to show her brother that stomping, chomping She Rex is as fierce and as loud as any boy dinosaur. Watch out, Ed, you may just discover that dino toys are for girls and boys!

The perfect picture book for all dino-fans.

She Rex Press Reviews

With faultless rhyme and scansion as ever, Michelle packs a massive punch for equal rights to dinosaurs and with a brilliant twist at the end, this book is set to become yet another favourite. Deborah Allwright's bright illustrations are full of character as she depicts multi coloured dinosaurs rampaging around, playing rock and roll and dining out on chips and buns -- Caryl Hart - Discover Children's Books

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408876107
Publication date: 6th August 2020
Author: Michelle Robinson
Illustrator: Deborah Allwright
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Year Groups: Early Years
Topics: Animal Stories, Dinosaurs, Family / Home Stories

About Michelle Robinson

Michelle Robinson grew up in Gloucestershire and loved making up stories and being silly. She put that to good use by getting a job as a copywriter. She wrote over 6000 radio adverts before moving on to television and the web and devised websites for big brands like Coca-Cola, Guinness and Cadburys. She soon got bored though, which is when she started writing funny stories for children and their parents to enjoy reading umpteen times. Her picture book There's a Lion in My Cornflakes won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards. Michelle lives in Frome with her husband, young son ...

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