TINY T. REX AND THE GRAND TA-DA!
By: Jonathan Stutzman
Illustrated by: Jay Fleck
Published: April 11, 2023
Publisher: Chronicle Kids
Tiny and Pointy have decided to perform in the talent show, but they aren’t sure what talent they should perform. Tiny has some talents like playing an instrument and Pointy can ride a unicycle. But can they do them well enough for the talent show? Maybe there is something the two of them can do together. Tiny has an idea that they can be magicians.
After lots of practice and problem-solving and trial and error, Tiny and Pointy think they have an act to perform for the audience. The night of the show, Pointy sees the huge crowd and starts to have jitters. Tiny gets nervous too and tries to encourage Pointy, but decides that he will perform for the both of them. You’ll have to read to find out if the two of them can overcome their fears and perform their act for the audience.
Tiny and Pointy showcase their friendship and trust in each other. They work together to solve their problem and listen to each person’s ideas. They persevere to come up with a plan and when it is time to perform, their nerves just might get the best of them. But, Tiny doesn’t get worried, he pivots and comes up with a new plan. Tiny and Pointy show kids the importance of friendship and supporting each other as well as having fun. There are three books in the series, so check them all out, HERE.
Jonathan Stutzman is an award-winning children’s book author and filmmaker. His work for children includes the bestselling Tiny T. Rex series as well as Llama Destroys the World, illustrated by Heather Fox, Bear Is a Bear, illustrated by Dan Santat, and many others. The only magic trick Jonathan knows is how to make donuts (and other tasty foods) disappear. He lives in Pennsylvania, where right now he’s most likely reading or thinking about new stories.
Jay Fleck is the author-illustrator of Crinkle, Crinkle, Little Car and the illustrator of a number of other children’s books, including the bestselling Tiny T. Rex series. He resides in a suburb south of Chicago with his wife, two children, and loyal dog, Otis. He spends his spare time running and reading (but not at the same time).