illustrated by S.D. Schindler

Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
Ages: 4-8, Hardcover, $17.99
ISBN-13: 978-0-7614-5603-2

The rain is falling. School is really boring, until Jimmy dreams up a game for everyone to play. He'll start a story and pass it on to Ava who will pass it on to Susan. . .Soon a huge tyrannosaurus is bounding through everyone's imagination and having incredible adventures that land him finally on the roller coaster at an amusement park!

"A rainy day at school turns a dozen restless children into master storytellers. . .and there's a rib-tickling surprise on the final page. Schindler's ink, gouache and watercolor illustrations are smile-inducing, extending the simple story visually. . .Listeners might be induced to create their own collective yarns after seeing this one." Kirkus

I used to play a game with a child friend that involved our imagining a tyrannosaurus inside his parents' living room sofa. The game would get boring, and I would start imagining that tyrannosaurus crashing through the living room window and making a huge mess. From there, it was a quick step to the old "telephone game" and the ingredients for this story.



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