In a case of mistaken identity similar to Are You My Mother? a baby ankylosaurus hatches out of his egg right in front of a hungry tyrannosaurus. "You look yummy," says the T-rex. The baby thinks that his name is Yummy and the T-rex is his daddy. What will become of our little friend? This is a great story for dinosaur lovers and fans of family stories.
The illustrations are fun and colorful. There are great sound effects written in like the "thwack" of the T-rex's tail smashing a tree or the "gurgle" of the volcanoes. The incredible difference in the size of Yummy compared to his daddy reinforces how vulnerable he is. And the teeth and claws on the other dinos make them seem even more dangerous. Young readers will love the color and action, and adults may get a bit misty-eyed over the twist at the end.
Highly recommended for all ages.
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.
Additional information from the press release:
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.
Museyon is an award-‐winning independent publisher focused on worldwide culture. From the Chronicles series of historical guidebooks to the best Japanese children’s titles, Museyon takes readers of all ages around the world. Additional content from Museyon can be found at www.museyon.com and at facebook.com/museyon.