This is the tale of Reg.
Reg, who loves to roar and gnash and stomp about.
He is, after all, a T-Rex.
Now ask any dino-mad four year old about a T-Rex’s favourite food and they’ll know: T-Rexes love their meat.
So what happens to poor Reg when it turns out he loves…. veg? Will his dino friends still accept him as one of their own? Will Reg be brave enough to be true to himself?
T-Veg: The Tale of a Carrot Crunching Dinosaur written by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and illustrated by Katherina Manolessou is a vitality packed, vibrantly illustrated tale about breaking the mould and learning to embrace difference. From the zest and zing of Manolessou’s bold and almost day-glow dinosaurs, to the bounce and energy-packed rhymes of Prasadam-Halls, this is the picture book equivalent of a super healthy, organic, freshly-pressed and delicious smoothie. As if packed with key vitamins and minerals it will lift your mood and put a spring in your step!
The book’s recipe mixes:
All are combined to serve up an extremely tasty treat whatever your preferred diet!
Taking our lead from Manolessou’s exciting illustrations I prepared some dino stencils: You can print off and then cut out a Triceratops stencil, T-rex stencil, a corythosaurus stencil and one more dinosaur stencil if you want to try this at home.
Using masking tape, a few sponges and some day-glow paint the girls stencilled a variety of dinos.
Once the paint was dry, they printed dino skin patterns, using small blocks of wood covered in bubble wrap.
Next up the girls painting a lush dino-landscape…
…before finally inhabiting it with their cut-out dinos:
Whilst printing and painting our dinos we listened to:
Other activities which might work well alongside reading this book include:
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Disclosure: I was sent a free review copy of this book by the publisher.