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Going Hollywood a Dinosaurs Dr

Hudson Talbott. Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, $12.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-517-57354-9

Talbott pulls out all the stops in this zany, fast-paced follow-up to We're Back. When mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex, the dinosaur with the biggest muscles and the biggest ego, meets noted film director Franco Zeppoli--currently on location at the La Brea tar pits--he senses a rare opportunity for stardom: ``My name in lights, the adoration of millions, a legend in my own time.'' Rex and his six dinosaur pals head for Hollywood together with Dr. Miriam Bleeb of New York's Museum of Natural History. When the starstruck beast finds that he is not the lead in Zeppoli's epic, he goes on a rampage and falls into the tar pit. In a bizarre near-death experience Rex confronts his ego--an even more gigantic version of himself--and is finally brought to his senses. A newly humbled Rex faces filmdom now, a better dinosaur. Rex's madcap egocentric displays are given technicolor treatment in this lavish stream-of-consciousness romp. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)