Tuesday, July 7, 2020

"I Will Never Forget You" - a bookwrap

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I Will Never Forget You (Tyrannosaurus Series)

Authored and Illustrated by Tatsuya Miyanishi
Translated by Mariko Shii Gharbi

* Ages:  5-7
* Grade Level:  K-2
* Series:  Tyrannosaurus Series 
* Hardcover:  40 pages
* Publisher:  Museyon
* Pub. Date:  August 1, 2020]
* Language:  English 

Editorial Review

"Through this unusual circumstance, there are lessons of empathy, compassion, friendship, and self-sacrifice. The Tyrannosaurus’ response to Wimpy and subsequent behavior demonstrate how encouraging and powerful positive words can be." —Kirkus Reviews

Unwrapping Some Wonderful Illustrations

The Book

I really like the books in this series.  Kids love dinosaurs and this heartwarming story will teach them a very valuable life lesson... when you make others happy that makes you happy too. 

A baby Spinosaurus while gathering red berries is spotted by a hungry tyrannosaurus and becomes the snack target.  Luckily just when the baby is about to be eaten an earthquake erupts causing the island where the two are living to break away.  It heads for the middle of the ocean.  Stranded together the two get to know each other.   

Tyrannosarus learns that the baby Spinosaurus was gathering the red berries for his mother who is gravely ill. He hoped that the berries would have healing power for her.  The baby compliments the big guy and catches fish for him to eat causing the Tyrannosuarus to soften his heart and befriend the little guy.  

The story can spark conversations about bullying, acceptance, tolerance, kindness and friendship.  Miyanishi's powerful story unveils the redemptive power of kind words, empathy, friendship and self-sacrifice.  

The illusrations are unique and vibrant and the story will remain in reader's hearts long after the last page has been read.  I highly recommend this book.   

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS! 

Meet the Author/Illustrator

Tatsuya Miyanishi

in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
December 23, 1953


His name is often written as 宮西達也 in Japanese, and sometimes as みやにし たつや.

Born in 1956, Tatsuya Miyanishi graduated from the Nihon University College of Art and was a doll artist and graphic designer before becoming a picture-book author. Miyanishi's books have a passionate fan base of all ages that enjoys his range of endearing characters in many genres, from superheroes to dinosaurs, all illustrated with bright colors. He has won the Kodansha Cultural Award for Picture Books, as well as the Kenbuchi Picture Book Grand Prize.

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