DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
PUBLICATION: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, May 16th, 2016
A little boy has decided that more than anything else in the world he wants to be a great big dinosaur! But he's not sure how... That is, until a T-Rex shows up and gives him a rundown on the basics of life as a dinosaur. He teaches him how to STOMP!, ROAR!, and how to eat... a lot. But when the boy finds out that dinosaurs don't play video games, play soccer, or read books, he learns that more than anything else in the world, he wants to be a little boy.
McKenzie does a great job with this book, teaching children that to be happy as they are instead of always wanting to be somebody (or something) different. The illustrations are great as they match perfectly what McKenzie is saying with my favorite one being where the dinosaur teaches the little boy how to eat a lot.
My only wish is that this book was a little longer, maybe go more in detail about dinosaur training or the little boy teaching the dinosaur a little more about being human. The ending is perfect when they decide to stay being themselves but dress up as each other. Overall, I found this to be a solid book in the world of children's fiction. I already know my little dinosaur is going to love it.