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T. Rexes Can't Tie Their Shoes (Hardcover)

T. Rexes Can't Tie Their Shoes By Anna Lazowski, Steph Laberis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anna Lazowski, Steph Laberis (Illustrator)
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A funny and encouraging alphabetic book about all the things animals CAN'T do but kids CAN! Every parent teaching their children new skills will be happy to have this super-positive picture book on hand.

Bees can't ride bicycles, penguins can't play ping-pong, and zebras can't go zip-lining. No one is good at everything, but that shouldn't stop you from trying! Here is a funny and encouraging picture book for any child learning how to tie their shoes, ride a bike, spell their name, or do a variety of new things.

Follow a hilarious alphabet of animals, and see all the things they can't do but kids can—from doing gymnastics to flipping pancakes to playing a xylophone. Along the way, young readers will learn that it's okay if they can't do everything; they can still have a LOT of fun trying.

About the Author

ANNA LAZOWSKI is an award-winning senior producer at CBC Radio, based in Winnipeg. She has an MA in journalism from the University of Western Ontario and a BFA (Honors) degree from the University of Manitoba. T. Rexes Can't Tie Their Shoes is her first book. Learn more about Anna's writing at, and follow her on Facebook at @AuthorAnnaLazowski, on Twitter at @anna_lazowski, and on Instagram at @annalazowski.

STEPH LABERIS graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. She creates art for children's products and books, including the Grumpy Cat books for Little Golden Books, My Little Golden Book About Sharks, and My Little Golden Book About Dinosaurs. Learn more at, and follow her at @StephLaberis on Twitter and @steph_laberis on Instagram.

Praise For…

"The implicit value of trying new things with a good attitude in order to learn is augmented by the silliness of the colorful cartoon drawings, which add a positive objective to the overall message.” —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593181386
ISBN-10: 0593181387
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 29th, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English