Thank you to Amazon Publishing for providing me this free copy for review. All opinions are my own.
Calling all dino-loving kiddos! It's Show and Tell, Dexter! by Lindsay Ward is an amusing story with a creative two-way dialog between the narrator, Dexter T. Rexter, and the reader. The illustrations in this book are adorable and accurately depict the words on the page. Dexter's best friend, Jack, will be taking Dexter to school soon for show-and-tell day. Dexter Dino has been preparing for his big debut in the silliest of ways, making sure he is healthy and hydrated all while battling a case of the nerves. He considers dressing up in costumes to be 'more fun' in an effort to stand-out. As Dexter interacts with the reader, he finally comes around to what the reader already knows, be yourself. I love the message this one shares. I love that it shows kids you can be nervous about going to school or making presentations, but at the end of the day the best thing you can do is to be YOU! I would say the target age for this book is entering elementary school, great for any kid with first day of school nerves, early readers and those who can read well.
If you are looking for a cute book about dinosaurs with a great message, or a book to help bust through the back to school jitters, find out all about what happens when Jack takes Dexter T. Rexter to show-and-tell.