Big Bad Ty: Crunch, Munch Dinosaur Lunch! by Paul Bright
I'M BIGGEST. I'M BADDEST,
AND I'M READY TO EAT.
I NEED SOME FRESH
Ty Rex is big. He's mean. He's totally BAD. He's got big, big jaws with big, big teeth and big, big claws to boot. He's got the whole package to terrorize those veggie munchers in the swamp, and when he's hungry, and he's ALWAYS hungry, it's look out, herbivores.
There's just one problem--his little sister. Teri has tiny, tiny teeth and tiny, tiny claws that couldn't scare a scutellosaurus, and whenever Ty picks out suitable prey, she turns up right behind him:
"HUG OO, TY RANNYNORMUS!" BURBLED TERI, AS HIS STEGOSAURUS PADDLED OFF THROUGH THE SWAMP, SNICKERING.
It's hard to look big and bad when there's an adorable little sister hugging your hind leg. Ty knows he's never gonna crunch and munch some lunch unless he can ditch Teri before she can attack him with more hugs and a plaintive little "Kiss oo, Ty Rannynormus!"
At last Ty manages to sneak away from his sister and is ready for some serious stalking for herbivore hamburger. But then he hears that familiar little voice, this time not cooing,
"TY RANNYNORMOUS!!" SQUEAKED TERI.
IT WAS SPINOSAUROUS! HE WAS HUGE--BIGGER THAN HER BROTHER TY.
HE HAD A HUGE MOUTH AND HIS MOUTH WAS OPENING WIDER AND WIDER!
"DON'T YOU TOUCH MY BABY SISTER!" TY ROARED.
It's big brother to the rescue, in Paul Bright's new Crunch Munch Dinosaur Lunch! (Good Books, 2010). Michael Terry's bright illustrations manage to make both Ty and Teri as cute and charming as, well, a T. Rex can be, and the familiar tale of the pesty little sister and the brave big brother who saves the day goes down well as Ty lives up to his doting little sister's "Wuv oo, Ty Rannynormous!" Pair this witty tale with Kate McMullan's I'm Bad! for a dynamic dino duo.