Sea Rex Review

Sea Rex

Title: Sea Rex

Author/Illustrator: Molly Idle

Publisher: Viking (Penguin)

Flap Copy:

“What could that be

down in the sea?

Is it a fish?

A snail?

A mermaid’s tail?

No, it’s bigger than that . . .

a LOT bigger . . .

it’s Sea Rex!

Join Cordelia and her crestacious companions as they spend a memorable day at the beach, as only dinosaurs can do!”

I love Molly Idle and her beautiful illustrations. But I have to say, I thought the second book Camp Rex was a bit of a let down from the first book, but Sea Rex brought it back. Not as good as Tea Rex but it is a good edition to the series.

I love Molly Idle so there is no doubt in my mind I would have acquired this if I could.


Throwback Thursday: Tea Rex

OMG, OMG, OMG. Let me tell you about this book.  Molly Idle is a genius!


Tea Rex is singularly the most adorable and hilarious book ever.

“Some tea parties are for grown-ups.
Some are for girls.
But this tea party is for a very special guest.
And it is important to follow some rules . . .
like providing comfortable chairs,
and good conversation,
and yummy food.
But sometimes that is not enough for special guests,
especially when their manners are more Cretaceous than gracious . . .”-Flap Copy

When I first saw the F&Gs (folded and gathered book sheets, aka the unfinished version of a picture book), I knew I needed this book. Check out the first page:


These Emily Post style tips are juxtaposed with the little girl trying to apply it to T-Rex. Little kids and adults will love the whimsical color pencil illustrations and the silly juxtaposition.

Freaking adorable.

I wish I were her editor.