Litercurious Book Review
|Title||Herbie and the T. Rex|
|Author/Illustrator||Charlotte Sebag-Montefiore / Anita Schmidt|
|Publisher||Olympia Publishers (26 Mar. 2020)|
|ISBN 10/13||1788304977 / 978-1788304979|
This is the third book in Charlotte Sebag-Montefiore’s repertoire.
WHO IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?
Herbie and the T. Rex is written for children 2-6 years old.
Herbie and the T. Rex is a short children’s story about “Herbie the Herbivore” and his friends. They go out together to get some nice leaves to eat when they are set upon by a T. Rex. Herbie and his friends have to think fast to get out of this situation.
This book is very nicely illustrated. Anita Schmidt did a wonderful job depicting the dinosaurs and the scenes. The drawings are age appropriate, colorful and delightful.
Herbie and the T. Rex starts off slowly but the plot develops rapidly. As the T. Rex approaches Herbie and his friends, Sebag-Montefiore includes an element of suspense into the story. However, the story line is disjointed and doesn’t flow well.
I wish Herbie had made friends with the T. Rex because I don’t want to teach a 2-6 year old child that violence is the first answer to a bully. Furthermore, some of the vocabulary used is not age appropriate.
SPECIAL MENTION – ILLUSTRATOR
Anita Schmidt is a mother of two and lives near the Baltic Sea in northern Germany. She studied graphic design and now works with Bright Children’s Authors and Illustrators.
I would like to thank Charlotte Sebag-Montefioreand Olympia Publishers for affording me the opportunity to review Herbie and the T. Rex.
LITERCURIOUS CHILD FRIENDLY JOKE
Q. Why couldn’t the teddy bear finish his dinner?
A. Because he was already stuffed.