Tony T-Rex's Family Album: A history of Dinosaurs (Hardcover)

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By Rob Hodgson (Illustrator), Mike Benton
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An amazing and beautifully illustrated dino guide is the perfect introduction to the lost world for any kid!  With pages dedicated to all the most popular dinosaurs and some lesser-known ones, you’ll get all the important information in bright colors and exciting blurbs.  Where did they live? What did they eat? How do we think they looked? There are also pages of introductions to paleontology and excavation. An awesome book for any kid (or grown-up kid) with an eye for dinosaurs and the heart for exploration!

— Jenna Meier-Bilbo

If you love dinosaurs, then you’ll love this book! T-Rex’s family members are named like Uncle Magellan, and their species are also named. There is a little history for each species, and there are a bunch of cool facts as well! The perfect gift for your tiny paleontologist [and even the not-so-tiny ones]. 

-Kim T

— From Ostentatious October Staff Picks


This enchanting, humorous history of dinosaurs is told by the last surviving dinosaur on Earth, Tony T-Rex.

Tony T-Rex’s Family Album is a tongue-in-cheek history of dinosaurs as told by Earth’s last surviving dinosaur. Tony pens a no-holds-barred family history, and the stories that surface reveal the defining characteristics of some of the most memorable creatures from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

Tony’s memoir includes tales about his great-great-great-grandpa “Greedy Guts” Bill, the Brachiosaurus who was known to eat stones to help with indigestion; beak- mouthed Aunt Norni the Sinornithosaurus, the first dinosaur to ever attempt flight; and the black sheep of the family, a Ceratosaurus called Horace “The Horn” who, in a time of great scarcity and hunger, took a bite out of one of his hunting buddies and pursued a cannibalistic lifestyle.

Featuring the quirky illustrations of Rob Hodgson, Tony T-Rex’s Family Album stars a wild cast of creatures, rendered in a contemporary and colorful style, and a humorous approach to paleontology.

About the Author

Rob Hodgson is a British designer and illustrator. He is the author and illustrator of The Cave and The Woods and the illustrator of An A to Z of Monsters and Magical Beings and A Good Day for a Hat. He lives in Bristol, UK.

Mike Benton is a leading paleontologist.

Praise For…

A twist on nonfiction, this book covering 20 dinosaur species is narrated by Tony, a T·Rex. The first-person style made the info easier for our kid reviewers to understand.
— Parents
Product Details
ISBN: 9780500651681
ISBN-10: 050065168X
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: May 28th, 2019
Pages: 64
Language: English