Brian Moses writes and edits poetry and picture books for children. He runs writing workshops and performs his own poetry in schools nationwide. His poetry is featured extensively in anthologies and in programmes for schools on BBC Radio. Garry Parsons is a young and increasingly popular illustrator. Having trained in animation, he is now known for his successful picture books including Billy's Bucket (Random), Emily's Perfect Pet (Gullane), and the forthcoming Stuck in the Mud which Puffin is publishing in 2006.
PreS-Gr 3-A bouncy, boisterous, colorfully illustrated story. Several prehistoric beasts are sitting down to enjoy their snacks at the Dinosaur Cafe when along comes Tyrannosaurus, who is not satisfied with gobbling and gulping up menus-he wants meat! Iguanadon sneaks away to phone Terry Triceratops for help. With cacophonous commotion, Terry and the other dinosaurs knock down, jump on, and tickle the bully until he leaves. Afterward, the victorious friends regale each other with battle tales. The picture-book crowd will delight in the tumult and turmoil included here. Pair this title with Bernard Most's ABC T-Rex (Harcourt, 2000) and Tony Mitton's Dinosaurumpus! (Scholastic, 2003) for an energetic, spirited storytime.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.