Tuesday, May 1, 2018

"I Am a Tyrannosaurus" - a bookwrap













Tatsuya Miyanishi, acclaimed Japanese author and illustrator visited the US for the first time in October 2017.
Miyanishi is the creator of the Tyrannosaurus children’s books, a bestselling series of 13 titles with international sales in excess of 2 million copies. Since 2015 four of the books have been published in the US and have been enthusiastically received by both critics and families.




Unwrapping






"I Am a Tyrannosaurus" 

by Tatsuya Miyanishi (Author)





Ages: 6-7

Grade Level: K-2

Series: Tyrannosaurus series
Hardcover-July 1, 2018.



Unwrapping some wonderful illustrations for you










































About the book



I love this whole series and have been privileged to review all of the books.  This newest addition to the collection will be available July 1, 2018.  These titles have entertained Japanese children for a long time and they still do. 

"I Am a Tyrannosaurus" is a wonderful book that teaches kindness, values, bravery and doing the right thing under difficult and dangerous circumstances. 

A mom and dad Pteranodon are thrilled to welcome their new baby into the world and nurture him with TLC.  Dad teaches him how to fly and to eat well so he will become strong and healthy. 


"Open your wings as wide as you can, and push against the ground with all your strength. 
Then catch the wind.
When you fly high, you won’t even have to worry about the nasty, scary Tyrannosaurus."


 Mom, on the other hand,  cradles him closely, rocks him gently and tells him:

"Grow up to be kind."
"You must help anyone who is in trouble." 

One day the parents feel that they have fulfilled their parental duties and fly off leaving their beloved son to fend for himself.  When the young Pteranodon awakens he finds himself all alone and understands that now he must take care of himself.

A huge, mean, Tyrannosaurs appears out of nowhere and tries to eat him up.  Luckily a nearby volcano erupts sending the monstrous predator  down, down, down where he crashes with a loud thump on the ground below seriously injuring himself. Oh my, what is little Pteranodon going to do now?  The Tyrannosaurs is not moving or seems not to be even breathing?  Should he leave him or try to help? 

The youngster recognizing how serious the Tyrannosaur is injured has to decide quickly whether to leave him there to suffer or to heed his mother's advice.  Should he choose to be kind and helpful?  This pathetically broken dinosaur certainly is in trouble and he certainly needs special care to recover or he might not even live.  Pteranodon decides to obey his mother's teachings even though it may put his life in danger.

The ending of the book is not a "happily every after" one and made me feel so sad for the Tyrannosaurs.  I think it shows realism as often in our own lives things don't work out as we hoped they would.  The ending gives lots of room for discussion and sharing of feelings about how the book is concluded. 

The illustrations take you right into the narrative and are expressive and full of emotion.  The colours are bright and spectacular to look at and has their own unique style.  Kids love dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and I'm sure this newest book will once again become a winner.



Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!!!!!







About the author/illustrator




Author Tatsuya Miyanishi says, “The theme of the Tyrannosaurus series is love. The love I write about is something very natural. It’s all about showing that love is far more important that power. I hope you agree!”


Tatsuya Miyanishi was a doll artist and graphic designer before becoming a picture book author. He has won the Kodansha Cultural Award for Picture Books, as well as the Kenbuchi Picture Book Grand Prize. Miyanishi's books have passionate fans of all ages that enjoy his range of endearing characters in many genres, from superheroes to dinosaurs, all illustrated with bright colors.

Miyanishi is the creator of the Tyrannosaurus children’s books, a bestselling series of 13 titles with international sales in excess of 2 million copies. Since 2015 four of the books have been published in the US and have been enthusiastically received by both critics and families.


*You Look Yummy! (ISBN 978-1-940842-06-6) highlights the importance of family and the love between father and son by showing that bonds can grow just as strong even in a case of mistaken identity as they do between actual relations—possibly even stronger.

*You Are My Best Friend (ISBN 978-1-940842-10-3) is a heartwarming story about friendship. This book features a transformation of the dinosaur from a violent and selfish creature to a kind and caring one through the act of making a friend.

*I Want That Love (ISBN 978-1-940842-14-1) tells the story of how a violent strong guy comes to realize the power of love. Miyanishi sends a great message for kids that violence and strength are not the answer.

*I Will Love You Forever (ISBN 978-1-940842-17-2) is about unconditional love between mother and son.






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