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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Three Triceratops Tough

Attending yesterday's puppet show meant missing the publication party for Steve Shashkan's new book. I arrived at the bookshop just as he was signing the copies for three young readers in my world...2 1/2 hours after the event began! From the photographs I have seen, the place was packed for his reading, singing, and signing time.

When the Tuff brothers (68 millions years ago) went looking for grub, they discovered a lush green valley, perfect for their dinner time delights. They didn't count on the fierce Tyrannosaurus Rex, who declares to Stanley Tuff, "Dinner is served..and you're it!" Stanley tells the carnivore to wait for his older and bigger brother. Rufus Tuff then persuades the T. rex to delay his dinner until their older and bigger brother, Bob. Though you know the ending of the goat version, this one concludes with a bit of a twist.

Readers will love listening and chanting along to the "Clip! Clomp!" of the dinosaurs' feet (which I love for their boxiness)! For an excellent, fun triceratops headband accompaniment to the story, visit Steve's website :


  1. Clip! Clomp! I notice that the word "fun" comes into a lot of my comments to you! Yay!

  2. Thanks for this great review! Hopefully you'll come clip-clomping to another event soon!