Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

Tommysaurus Rex

Tommysaurus Rex

by Doug TenNapel

In the tradition of Old Yeller comes the heartwarming friendship between a boy and his Tyrannosaurus Rex


When Ely's beloved dog, Tommy, is hit by a car, he goes to his grandpa's house for the summer to get his mind off things. While exploring a nearby cave one day he discovers a full-grown but friendly Tyrannosaurus Rex. As the news of the dinosaur grows around town, so does the friendship between Ely and his Jurassic pet. But Randy, the mean kid down the street, decides he's going to make life miserable for Ely and his dinosaur — to devastating effect.

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Lexile Measure
GN270L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
R
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
144
Genre
Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Fantasy

About the Author

Doug TenNapel Doug TenNapel was raised in the town of Denair, California.In 1994, he created Earthworm Jim, a character who would go on to star in video games, toy lines, and cartoon series.

The Reading Toolkit

Shop From Scholastic

Paperback Book: $8.79

Buy Now

Hardcover Book: $13.99

Buy Now

Find Just-Right Books

Find Just-Right Books