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Target Audience:
  • Early Childhood (under 7 yrs old)

dinosaurs, kindness, overcoming bullying, helping others, T-Rex, personal identity, caring

You are the Perfect You
by Melinda Gibbons

Tex just wants to find a friend but gains a whole lot more!

Tex is a little T-rex with a big heart. After being teased by some of the other young dinosaurs, he wanders off, feeling sad and lonely. When he comes across several dinosaurs in trouble, Tex does his best to help them and learns that what makes you different is also what makes you special.

In this heartwarming adventure, Tex shares valuable life lessons about empathy, kindness, and self-acceptance, even in the face of bullying. This beautifully illustrated picture book helps children build reading skills through rhyme while reminding them to love themselves just the way they are.

Melinda Gibbons studied Fine Art at New York University and has a BFA and a Masters in Secondary Art Education. She has been teaching art in Massapequa, NY for over 20 years. Melinda enjoys reading to her students and helping them build literacy skills at a young age. She decided to write a children’s book as a way to encourage her daughter to grow up strong, independent, and kind. She lives in New York with her husband Daniel and their baby daughter, Jemma.


Melinda Gibbons

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