Saturday, August 11, 2018

Kid Konnection: It's Show and Tell, Dexter!

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a cute picture book about an adorable dinosaur!

Summary: Dexter T. Rexter is going to school. But will anyone like him?

Tomorrow is the biggest event ever in Dexter’s life: his best friend, Jack, is taking him to school for Show and Tell Day! Dexter has been getting ready for weeks. But now he’s a little nervous. What if the other kids don’t like him? So Dexter decides to come up with a plan. He’ll wear a costume. Dinosaurs in bunny ears look good, right? He’ll recite state capitals starting with…uh…ah…er. Then he realizes something. He can’t dance. He can’t recite things. He doesn’t have ANY skills. What’s a dino to do?

This comical, interactive tale of belonging, friendship, anticipation, and first-day-at-school jitters lets readers experience the excitement and nervousness along with Dexter—and even offer him a little advice along the way. -- Two Lions

IT'S SHOW AND TELL, DEXTER! by Lindsay Ward is such an adorable picture book. It's got a terrific main character in Dexter T. Rexter, it's funny, and it also has a terrific message. I loved this special picture book.

IT'S SHOW AND TELL, DEXTER! tells the story of Dexter T. Rexter, a dinosaur who is desperate to go to show and tell with his best friend Jack. Although Dexter is super--excited, he's also nervous -- what if the kids don't like him? So Dexter first tries on a variety of costumes because kids love dress-up, right? (I thought he should have gone with the Elvis costume!)

After deciding costumes might not be the way to go, Dexter thinks maybe he can do something special like recite the state capitals backwards or dance. But Dexter realizes that he doesn't really have any skills. Fortunately, Dexter realizes that what he does best is just be himself!

I enjoyed IT'S SHOW AND TELL, DEXTER! so much. Dexter is positively lovable and the brightly colored illustrations really bring the story to life. The book has something funny on almost every page whether it's the descriptive text, the drawings or even Dexter himself; and the ultimate message -- that it's best just to be yourself -- is a fantastic one for kids of all ages.

IT'S SHOW AND TELL, DEXTER! is part of a series starring none other than Dexter T. Rexter, and I know kids are going to love him. Check out these coloring sheets for more Dexter fun!

Highly recommended!

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


bermudaonion said...

It sounds like this cute book has a terrific message.

Stacie said...

I love these types of back-to-school books. I love reading them when I am in the classroom. I can't wait to check this one out.