5 out of 5 stars
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Great-Aunt Rita (and she really is GREAT!) aka Rita Berman wrote this book, Roarasaurus, with help from her great-nephew, Jake, and great-niece, Elina. It details what happens when Aunt Rita bought this T-Rex toy for Jake’s birthday and all the happenings of this toy they named Roarasaurus, after its mannerisms.
I’m so glad that I chose this book to read because it showcases a loving family. Aunt Rita chose this specific toy for Jake because she knows how much Jake loves dinosaurs. Jake loves the toy; that’s until Roarasaurus gets out of control. Read the book to see how Jake and his family rectify this problem.
Visually, the book is stunning with its lively colors and expressive faces. I love to draw, so the images are what I loved the most about this book because the images can tell the story with no words. Kids will enjoy this portion, as well. Mike Sofka is the illustrator behind this aesthetically pleasing read that held my attention throughout my reading.
This book is written in paragraphs that are a couple of lines long. That’s why I’m recommending arrears to parents of kids who read at a 2nd-grade level. I applaud the author for using two and three-sentence-filled paragraphs on each page because it is excellent for children's reading development.
Overall, the story is sweet and shows how much the author loves her nephew. I found nothing I did not like about this book—it’s just that good. A solid life lesson that children can take away from this book is to get to know somebody new, and that everybody needs love. I’m giving this exceptionally well-edited book that’s free from any grammar or spelling errors 4 out of 4 stars. If I was to score this book on a 5-point scale, then I would give it a perfect score of 5 out of 5 stars.
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