Written by B.B. Mandell
Illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman
Kindergarten teachers looking to ring in the new year with a fresh dinosaur book can grab a copy of Samanthasaurus Rex written by B.B. Mandell and illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman. Not only does this book tout using words over biting and fighting, it features a female animal protagonist which is a rarity in children’s picture books. https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/01/08/why-are-there-so-few-girls-in-childrens-books/?utm_term=.ec1de6cd0915 Kaufman’s colorful, action-packed illustrations create exciting page turns. Oh, and teachers, just in case you need some extra back up to prove that professionals revise check out Kaufman’s detailed post Finding Samanthasaurus Rex at http://suzannekaufman.blogspot.com/2016/05/finding-samanthasaurus-rex-power-of.html
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