Samanthasaurus Rex

by B.B. Mandell and Suzanne Kaufman

Observant, creative, intelligent, and confident, Samanthasaurus Rex regularly acts... read more

Observant, creative, intelligent, and confident, Samanthasaurus Rex regularly acts outside of the typical expectations of her species and her gender. During a family hike up a mountainside, Samanthasaurus notes the darkening skies, fleeing pteranodons, and the smell of sulphur in time to rescue the others from an erupting volcano. A rope woven from ferns, light reflected to illuminate a darkening path, and roars that summon the pteranodons for a timely airlift save the day, and prompt her mother, father, and brother to view Samanthasaurus with new and well-deserved respect. This humorous tale of a small pink dinosaur displaying level-headed quick thinking in a moment of prehistoric crisis works to break down gender stereotypes for a young audience. (Ages 3–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2017

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