Thursday, September 30, 2021

T-Rex a picky eater?

It’s true. T-Rex just joined the picky eaters club. Researchers in Japan recently discovered that T-Rex had nerve sensors in its jaw that allowed it to discern the tastiest parts of its food. They compare T-Rex’s complex distribution of nerves to that of today’s crocodiles and tactile-foraging birds, which have extremely keen senses.* 

What does that mean? If you didn’t taste good, T-Rex was likely to spit you out.

Want to share other, but perhaps more child-friendly T-Rex facts with your young ones? Check out “How to Care for Your T-Rex.

*Jason Goodyer, "Tyrannosaurus Rex may have been a picky eater." Science Focus, August 24, 2021.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

New T-Rex compare and contrast lesson plan

For the teachers out there, I've uploaded a new lesson plan to my website that teaches the concepts of comparing and contrasting by comparing T-Rex to people. It uses my latest picture book as a resource. Plus it has a cross-curriculum component that gives you the option to use comparing and contrasting to have students form or validate scientific hypotheses about T-Rex. Check it out at

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Happy Release Day!

How to Care for Your T-Rex is now available. Yay! If you want to celebrate with Buddy and me, join us at any of the following events:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

How fast can T-Rex run?

Have you ever wondered how fast a T-Rex could run? Or do you simply love dinosaurs, and especially T-Rex. Then, this video is for you.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Picture Book trailer for my T-Rex book

The April 30th release of my new picture book How to Care for Your T-Rex is getting closer. If you want a sneak peak at what it's about, check out the book trailer. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

100 Scope Notes list of How-To PBs

Travis Jonker is a well-known and insightful elementary school librarian and blogger. Today he published a list of picture books coming out in 2019 that teach kids how to do certain things. It's a fun list of books, but there's one on the list in particular that's my favorite. Check it out.