Don’t Forget Dexter! (Lindsay Ward)

Hello, friends! Our book today is Don’t Forget Dexter! by Lindsay Ward, the adorable tale of a little lost dinosaur looking for his best friend.

Excuse me, but have you seen a little boy named Jack? You see, he came here to the doctor’s office to get a check up with his best friend, Dexter T. Rexter, but now Dexter is here alone and can’t find his best bud. Dexter has done everything he can think of to find Jack: he’s looked hard, asked the receptionist and the fish in the fish tank (neither answered him), he even sang their special song really loud! You don’t think – Jack wouldn’t have left Dexter on purpose… would he?

Wonderfully cute. Dexter is the toy that every child has – they one they can’t live without, yet always manages to get misplaced once a week – and makes an adorably endearing hero in this lost and found story. The illustrations are bright and colorful, and give Dexter a lot of personality in his expressions and movement. The text is fun, using fourth-wall breaking dialogue and plenty of onomatopoeia to keep little ones invested. And don’t worry, the story has a happy ending, and can be used to teach children the importance of keeping tabs on their prized possessions (especially their beloved stuffed pals). The length is perfect, and JJ absolutely loved the “owange dinosawr!” This one is a great mix of fun and feeling, and we liked it a lot. Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by a representative of the author in exchange for an honest review.)

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