Title: No T. Rex in the Library.
Author: Tony Buzzeo
Illustrator: Sachiko Yoshikawa
I would say the book is mostly for children between the ages of 4 and 6.
The story is about agirl called Tess who is in the library and behaves in an unruly way. Her mother
tells her that she will be in time out for a short while, until she comes back.
While Tess is in time out she reads abook about a dinosaur, and her imagination
takes over. She imagines that the dinosaur is alive in the library, and that the dinosaur
is wild and misbehaves, he brakes the shelves and destroys somebooks. Tess finds herself
worried about the books and about the condition of the library. She finally tells the
dinosaur to please stop misbehaving and tells him that he will be in timeout until shereturns.
Some of the language was not as basic, but I think the author assumes that the child that reads
or is read this book has a general knowledge of the alphabet and basic words,therefore he tries to
gradually increase the complexity of the words being introduced. I think this falls under Zone of proximal development, because the author doesn’t chose extremely difficult words orvery basic words, rather he
mainly uses intermediate level words. He also uses a lot of illustrations , which I think is key
to better understanding the story. The illustrations allow the childto enhance cognitive development because if there is anything that the child does not fully understand, then he can refer to the pictures and use this knowledge to compare what his mind is coming upwith and what the story actually looks like. It also allows the child to deduce upon prior information how the next parts of the story will unfold.
They can also learn about behavior, and what thingsare right and wrong.
The moral content of the story was that sometimes we don’t see the wrong in what we do
but if we see someone else’s behavior then it’s easier to then see what’s appropriate...