Cover image for Thesaurus Rex
Title:
Thesaurus Rex
Author:
Steinberg, Laya.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Barefoot Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Thesaurus Rex is a playful young dinosaur with a way with words. He especially likes trying out synonyms as he plays all day.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NP Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.8 0.5 73773.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.7 1 Quiz: 34096 Guided reading level: D.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781841480428
Format :
Book

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Thesaurus Rex starts his day: stretching, reaching, extending, bending. Uh oh, his pants need mending!


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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-Thesaurus Rex spends his day exercising, exploring, and getting into trouble. After a nutritious dinner, the little turquoise dinosaur takes a bath and is tucked into bed by his mom. Filled with descriptive language, the text offers numerous synonyms for each activity. For example, when Rex exercises, he is "stretching, reaching, extending, bending." The bouncy, rhyming language is enhanced by bright watercolor-and-crayon illustrations that create a wonderful sense of movement. One picture shows the happy dinosaur jumping into a swamp; brown mud splashes cross over to the opposite page where he is shown again, no longer smiling and buried in the slime. Many of the words used are listed as synonyms in Scholastic Children's Thesaurus (Scholastic, 1998) and American Heritage Children's Thesaurus (American Heritage, 2003), a connection that could be useful for older students. An entertaining and painless way for children to broaden their vocabulary while enjoying a fun story.-Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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