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Monday, August 6, 2018

It's Show And Tell, Dexter! Blog Tour (review & giveaway)

It's Show And Tell, Dexter! 
By Lindsay Ward 
July 17, 2018 
Two Lions 
Source: from pub 

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…uhaher. 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. 

Praise for It’s Show and Tell, Dexter! 
“Ward’s gentle art features cut-paper forms with residual pencil outlines, providing an ad hoc quality to the spreads. Readers prone to anxiety over big events should be tickled by the idea that a toy has concerns too.” —Publishers Weekly 

“Ward's illustrations, made with printmaking ink, colored pencil, and cut paper, wonderfully capture Dexter's every emotion and over-the-top ideas.” —Kirkus Reviews 

Watch the adorable book trailer! 
Check out the fun coloring sheet here! 

Dexter T. Rexter is excited because Jack is taking him to school for Show and Tell. Dexter is worried he isn’t special enough for Show and Tell, so he tries to come up with cool, exciting ways (costumes, dances, etc) to be more special...but maybe just being his Dexter T. Rexter self makes him the most special of all! 

Lindsay Ward’s It’s Show And Tell, Dexter is a sweetly amusing and fun picture book with a wonderful message about friendship, first day nerves, and the power of just being one’ self. Dexter T. Rexter speaks directly to little readers through witty, lively text, creating a fun interactive experience. Little readers will laugh out loud as Dexter tries on silly costumes and practices interesting tricks, while relating to Dexter’s anxiety and nervous anticipation. Ward’s bright, mostly orange, yellow, and blue illustrations awesomely bring this endearing story to life. 

It’s Show And Tell, Dexter will surely charm, engage, and entertain little readers! 

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. 

Most days you can find Lindsay with her family, writing and sketching at her home in Peninsula, Ohio. Learn more about her at or on Twitter: @lindsaymward. 

Win both Dexter T. Rexter books!
Two Lions has generously offered copies of both Dexter T. Rexter books--Don’t Forget Dexter! and It’s Show and Tell, Dexter!-- for one winner.
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-ends 8/12/18
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Cathy Ballou Mealey said...

Posts about Dexter make me think of dino shaped birthday cake! ;) Back to school themes are ever popular with kiddos.

Carl Scott said...

What a great pair of books for back-to-school. Thanks for the chance to win 'em!

Danielle H. said...

This fun book shares an amazing message that will help kids of all ages learn more about themselves.

Dan Denman said...

Dexter sounds like a great character! The stories sound like a lot of fun!

chrissybum said...

Hearing about this book makes me smile. I youd love to see my grandsons's reaction to getting this book. He has loved dinosaurs for most of his young life. And at 5 he can name most of them and tell you all about them. He is 5.

Sue Hull said...

I love books that are fun for young children.My 4 yr old granddaughter has just discovered dinosaurs.She would love this book. Thank you for the chance ☺

John Smith said...

Dexter is a very cool, multitalented dinosaur!

Niclan80 said...

Both of the Dexter T. Rexter books look fun and engaging for young readers. My son would loves these books, he is very into Dinosaurs and picture books. We love our time reading together before bedtime.