Watch the unstoppable destructive force of a raging temper tantrum! Tremble at the enormous mess and disrespectful roaring! Despair as no amount of scolding can stem the heedless fury! Someone is heading for a time-out, Mister! Anyone who has witnessed (or been) a toddler in the throes of a full-blown fit will delight in this clever book’s moviemonster rampage, and may just come away from it with a bit more sympathy for toddler and caregiver.
In the realm of dealing with anger, this book is mostly a mom frustratedly giving one instruction or reprimand to no avail, realizing she’s misunderstood the dinosaur’s/little boy’s intentions followed by an immediate return to poor behavior on both sides.
Aaron Reynolds is a New York Times–bestselling author of many highly hilarious books for kids, including Carnivores; Chicks andSalsa; Joey Fly, Private Eye; the Caldecott Honor book CreepyCarrots!; Nerdy Birdy; and its follow-up, Nerdy Birdy Tweets. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife, two kids, four cats, and between three and ten fish, depending on the day.