A celebration of vegetarianism, author Smriti Prasadam-Halls and illustrator Katherina Manolessou’s picture book T. Veg: The Story of a Carrot-Crunching Dinosaur is a rollicking laugh-out-loud tale about being unapologetically yourself.
Reginald’s a T. Rex just as fierce and ferocious as the rest: He’s got a mighty roar, gnashing teeth, and all the speed a dino could need. But when it comes to mealtime, Reg would rather chow down on broccoli, beans, and greens than the juicy steaks his paleo pals prefer.
When Reginald realizes how different he is from the others, he hopes to find a place to fit in among the herbivores. He excitedly strikes out in search of a new herd, only to scare away the other dinosaurs as he charges to greet them. But when a falling boulder threatens the safety of Reg’s old T. Rex clan, he’ll show everyone what only a strong, vegetarian Tyrannosaurus rex can do.
“Messages of acceptance of difference and healthy eating are intrinsic to character and story. Ingenious rhymes (with British pronunciations) make for a fun and funny read aloud . . . a rollicking tale of vegetarianism and individuality.” —Kirkus Reviews
"Messages of acceptance of difference and healthy eating are intrinsic to character and story. Ingenious rhymes (with British pronunciations) make for a fun and funny read aloud...a rollicking tale of vegetarianism and individuality."
"Noteworthy is the author’s attempt at making the consumption of vegetables seem fun. Strong themes about diversity and daring to be different are reinforced as well."School Library Journal