Written by Chae Strathie. Illustrated by Nocola O’Bryne
When Max visits a local museum, he wishes he could ask the dinosaurs a bunch of questions. Since the museum is about to close, the curator (Dinosaur Dora) says, "Why don't you write our T. Rex a letter? He might even write back." And so begins a pen pal relationship unlike all others.
At first, T. Rex's letters make him seem like a big, toothy tough guy who's too busy to write friendly letters to tasty little humans. But once Max and T. Rex start trading letters, they share funny jokes, silly facts, a baby tooth, rubber duckies, and more. This unlikely duo soon embark on an unusual friendship that spans the ages.
Chae Strathie’s award-winning children’s books include The Loon on the Moon and Jumblebum. Chae lives in a small coastal village in Fife, Scotland with his wife Corinna, daughter Eilidh, a one-eyed cat, two two-eyed cats, a goldfish (full complement of eyes also), and numerous uninvited spiders (eyes: lots).
Nicola O’Byrne is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. She gets most of her ideas for children’s books when she should be working on something else, and bases all of her characters on people she knows. Nicola was born in Swaziland and has lived in Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Kenya, Scotland, and England.