Description from GoodReads:
Dexter T. Rexter is going to school. But will anyone like him?
Tomorrow is the biggest event ever in Dexter’s life: his best friend, Jack, is taking him to school for Show and Tell Day! Dexter has been getting ready for weeks. But now he’s a little nervous. What if the other kids don’t like him? So Dexter decides to come up with a plan. He’ll wear a costume. Dinosaurs in bunny ears look good, right? He’ll recite state capitals starting with…uh…ah…er. Then he realizes something. He can’t dance. He can’t recite things. He doesn’t have ANY skills. What’s a dino to do?
This comical, interactive tale of belonging, friendship, anticipation, and first-day-at-school jitters lets readers experience the excitement and nervousness along with Dexter—and even offer him a little advice along the way.
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Quick thoughts on the book:
When we first read about Dexter, the toy dinosaur, and his pal Jack, we learned about their friendship. Check out my review of Don't Forget DEXTER!, here.
As we begin the second book in the DEXTER! series, we learn that Jack and Dexter are still friends and their special, made up song is still being sung. However, now Dexter is preparing for a visit to Jack's school. But how do you prepare for a trip to school for Show & Tell? Well Dexter has a plan.
As Dexter thinks more about going to school, he wonders if he will be enough? Will he be funny enough? Will he be entertaining enough? Does he need a costume?
Just like the first book, Dexter is narrator and provides us with the perspective of beloved toy. It also does a great job of talking about emotions and particularly how Dexter feels about his relationship with Jack and also what it might be like to go to school. Ward again captures the inner emotional world of a young child and presents it in a very relatable manner.
Dexter is out just in time for back to school and makes for a fun read aloud. Look for a copy of It's Show and Tell, DEXTER! at a community bookstore or public library.
About the creator: Lindsay Ward is the author of the Dexter T. Rexter book Don’t Forget Dexter! Though she never got to bring an orange dinosaur to Show and Tell Day, she did once take all four albums of her sticker collection. She is also the author and illustrator of Brobarians, Henry Finds His Word, and When Blue Met Egg. Her book Please Bring Balloons was also made into a play.
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