cover image T. Rex Trick-or-Treats

T. Rex Trick-or-Treats

Lois G. Grambling, , illus. by Jack E. Davis. . HarperCollins/Tegen, $12.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-06-050252-2

In this tongue-in-cheek crowd pleaser, T. Rex wants a costume that will "make him look scary ." Sadly, his friends Diplodocus, Stegosaurus and Iguanodon have taken all the best ideas. "Decide soon or all the treats will be gone!" Iguanodon wails. Davis's (Bedhead ) witty thought bubbles picture T. Rex envisioning himself in a bat, cat or pumpkin costume before rejecting each. "Maybe you should go... as yourself, wearing just that very big frown ," the reptiles recommend, looking a little nervous. Grambling (Shoo! Scat! ) achieves a level of comic irony that dino fans can appreciate, and T. Rex's treat-eating smile turns out to be just as frightening (and funny) as his frown. Ages 3-6. (Sept.)