When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex

Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Diana Sudyka. Abrams, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4197-3163-1

Sue Hendrickson began her life as a “shy and incredibly smart” girl with an insatiable curiosity about the natural world and a passion for finding lost objects. This interest blossomed into a career as an underwater archaeological excavation diver (“diving first for tropical fish, and then for lost boats, lost airplanes, and even lost cars”) and paleontologist. In Sudyka’s warmly detailed art, Hendrickson dives in tropical waters and digs for duck-billed dinosaur fossils in an arid landscape of striated rock. It’s an exciting moment when she, standing alone with her dog, sees a partial backbone in the rock and correctly envisions a T. rex; the remarkable find will come to be named after the finder herself. Readers who see treasure hunting as a viable profession will be heartened by Hendrickson’s pursuit of her passions. Ages 4–8. [em](May) [/em]
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