Where's Rex? (Softcover)

This colorful storybook uses dinosaurs to teach young children about friendship and teamwork

Author and Illustrator:Michael Garland
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Rex loves to explore, go on adventures, and discover surprises. Unfortunately for him, his latest escapade has become one sticky and scary predicament.

Rex is literally stuck in the muck. He’s trapped with no way to free himself. Thankfully, he does have a caring group of dino-buddies who look out for one another. When Rex doesn’t return home, Dac (a persistent Pterodactyl) and Steg (a headstrong Stegosaurus) set out to find him.  

The two ask everyone they meet if they’ve seen Rex. Ig says he saw Rex at the bridge. But he’s not there anymore. Anky claims to have seen him by the waterfall. But nope! He’s not anywhere around there. Rex isn’t at the cave or the canyon either. Where could he be?

With simple sentences and richly colored illustrations, young and beginning readers are taken on a quest that involves much more than a rescue. It is a tale filled with life lessons about teamwork, problem solving, friendship, and gratitude.    

Michael Garland is a bestselling author and illustrator of more than 30 children's books, including the award-winning Get Off My Lawn! and Widgets Go Walking. He has been on the New York Times bestseller list four times and has illustrated work for celebrity authors, including James Patterson and Gloria Estefan. Michael was born in Manhattan and studied art at Pratt Institute. He is a highly sought-after speaker and popular guest at literary conferences, festivals, and schools.

Extend the learning for your students by purchasing the Downloadable Activities that were made to accompany this story.
Also available in hardcover format

Published by Boys Town Press
ISBN: 979-8-88907-008-5
Juvenile Fiction
Full Color Illustrations
31 pages
Softcover, 9"x9"
Grades PreK-5; Ages 4-11
Lexile Measure: 440L