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Thesaurus Rex, by Laya Steinberg

1298271Thesaurus Rex
Laya Steinberg
Debbie Harter
2003 Barefoot Books
ISBN – 9781841480428
Genre – Picture Book
Age – Toddler, Preschool
4 Stars

This young T-Rex takes us through his day as he stretches, drinks milk, explores, and more. With each activity that he partakes in we learn several different words that are similar. For example he goes “exploring: hunting, searching, foraging, poking. I love the idea of this book. It is such a simple word to teach young children the meaning of the word thesaurus, as well as provide some examples. I also think it would be great for kids a tiny bit older as you can ask them if they can think of any more words that would be similar. You can also include a lesson on antonyms and ask if they can think of opposites! What a great learning opportunity. The illustrations are bright, big, colorful, and fun. What great fun you can have with this one!

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