Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark
Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark
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Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark

Written by Jonathan Stutzman & illustrated by Jay Fleck
Book #2 in the Tiny T. Rex Series
Published by Chronicle Books
Prices as of Sep 23

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“A clever, humorous, and relatable read of dinos who bravely find light in the very scary dark.”

Tiny and Pointy are planning a backyard campout. It’s their first one, and they’re nervous about the “very dark dark.” Though they are “mighty beasts,” even “mighty beasts get scared” without “nighty-lights.” Tiny remembers wise words from his mother that if he is very brave, he can always find a light in the dark—so they set to work on their secret plan to be brave and combat the dark by building their tent to hide in, making helmets to protect them from “Grumbles and Nom-bies,” and stringing lights around the backyard. Their campsite is perfectly illuminated until an unexplained problem occurs and the lights go out, leaving them in the very scary dark. Both “scared together” and “brave together,” they look up and find comforting light in the starry-night sky. Fleck’s darling, colorful illustrations are packed full of funny details (like Auntie Junip’s scary face mask, tiny dino footie pajamas, and scary shadows showing that even Tiny’s stuffed plush is a mighty beast) that combine with Stutzman’s funny lines (like “It is hard to look for something when you have your eyes shut”) to create a delightfully enjoyable second tale for these dino friends that is perfect for tykes who, like Tiny and Pointy, are scared of the dark.

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  • When Tiny was scared of the dark, he remembered back to his mom's advice that there's always a light shining somewhere, and he can find it if he's brave. What words of wisdom have your parents told you?
  • Tiny and Pointy work together to problem solve and create their own super-bright nighty-light. When have you used problem-solving skills like Tiny and Pointy?


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Book Details

Publication Date
March 3, 2020
Text Details
Typeset in Intelo and Brandon Printed.
Illustration Details
The illustrations in this book were rendered in pencil and colored digitally.
Page Count
Reading Age
3 - 5 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
WorldCat Number (OCLC)

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