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Three of the coolest dinosaurs this side of the La Brea tar pits outsmart a carnivorous T-Rex in this wry adaptation of The Three Little Pigs that not only entertains children, but also teaches them that sometimes a bully will get his comeuppance.
Sent out on their own into the thick, steamy jungle, the three brachiosaur brothers soon learn to heed their mother's warning about the Rex. He's so hungry that his mouth is watering! As he rampages from one brother's house to the next, he shows that while he might be big and mean, this bully is not particularly smart. He keeps calling the brachiosaurs pigs!
This really infuriates the brothers, but what makes them even angrier is that they are being hunted just because they are small. What's even smaller, however, is the Rex's brain. It takes him years to figure out how to break into the stone house that the brothers have taken refuge in. When the stubborn, hungry Rex finally does manage to destroy the house, he is shocked to learn what bullies so often discover: that little dinosaurs (or little boys and girls) grow up to be big . . . sometimes VERY big!
About the Author/Illustrator
Jim Harris, prolific author and illustrator of numerous children's books, counts among his many prizes the coveted Communication Arts' Award of Excellence. His popular, critically acclaimed works include Three Little Javelinas, Ten Little Dinosaurs, and Tuesday in Arizona. The last book was written by his wife, Marian, and was published by Pelican. The author currently lives with his wife and family in Colorado.
THREE LITTLE DINOSAURS
Written and illustrated by Jim Harris
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
32 pp. 8½ x 11
31 color illustrations