Bookbug's Book of the Month: Rex by Simon James

Rex by Simon James
ISBN: 978-1-4063-4822-4

Once upon a 100 MILLION years ago a terrifying tyrannosaurus roamed the earth. He scared every dinosaur he saw.

Then, one night, he found an egg in his cave…and so begins the touching story of a little dinosaur looking for a dad.

2016 is Year of the Dad, and I love this book as it helps to re-frame what being a “Dad” really means. This touching story beautifully illustrates the important part strong male role models play in helping children form their own identity, and shows us that just because someone isn’t a biological father it doesn’t mean they can’t be an amazing Dad.

- Hazel Benzie, Early Years Outreach Programme Manager



We have 5 copies of Rex to give away to this month's lucky winners. Answer this question to be in with a chance of winning:

What does the T-Rex discover in his cave:

a) A bird

b) A caveman

c) An egg

Send your answer and address to This competition closes on Monday 29th February.

To read more books about wonderful dads, check out our Books about Dads list for 0-2-year-olds, and another 10 Books about Dads for 3-7-year-olds.

For more general reading recommendations, you can see the other books Bookbug has selected for Book of the Month