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T. Rexes Can't Tie Their Shoes
By Anna Lazowski
Illustrated by Steph Laberis
Children's Picture Book
Hardcover & ebook, 40 Pages
June 2021 by Double Day Books For Young Readers


A funny and encouraging alphabetic book about all the things animals CAN’T do but kids CAN! Every parent teaching their children new skills will be happy to have this super-positive picture book on hand.

Bees can’t ride bicycles, penguins can’t play ping-pong, and zebras can’t go zip-lining. No one is good at everything, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying! Here is a funny and encouraging picture book for any child learning how to tie their shoes, ride a bike, spell their name, or do a variety of new things.

Follow a hilarious alphabet of animals, and see all the things they can’t do but kids can—from doing gymnastics to flipping pancakes to playing a xylophone. Along the way, young readers will learn that it’s okay if they can’t do everything; they can still have a LOT of fun trying.

My Review

T. REXES CAN'T TIE THEIR SHOES is a smartly written and fantastically illustrated picture book for children that takes readers through the alphabet while different animals try to do impossible things. The result is a story that will bring smiles and laughter to children's faces, as well as their parents, as they journey through this book. Highly recommended!

This book starts off with: "If you're still a bit small, it is no fun at all when you can't reach a shelf or get dressed by yourself... Some things are hard—for animals too!" What proceeds is an alphabet of animals all trying to do hard or impossible things, colorfully illustrated with simple one-sentence descriptions. It is such a witty and adorable book perfect for young children, but a book that any age can enjoy. Picking the t-rex to be on the cover was perfect as I know with my kids they were always drawn to anything with dinosaurs. The author did a great job with the wording and the illustrator easily grabs readers and holds their interest with the illustrations. I also loved the list at the end of things animals can do. Just a bit of inspiration and encouragement for little ones.

In the end, was it what I wished for? A truly delightful picture book perfect for children and all ages. This is one book that will not be leaving our shelves with years of enjoyment to come.

Source: I received a complimentary copy through Turn the Page Tours, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Anna Lazowski wrote her first picture book for a class assignment in the sixth grade and has been creating stories ever since. Now an award-winning radio producer, Anna has an MA (Journalism) from the University of Western Ontario and a BFA (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba.

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