By Tatsuya Miyanishi
A long, long time ago, as volcanoes erupt with a great roar and the ground below quakes, a hungry Tyrannosaurus meets a lonely baby Ankylosaurus. As the Tyrannosaurus is about to pounce, the baby cries out, “Daddy!” and grabs onto his leg. In surprise, the Tyrannosaurus realizes that the little one has misunderstood and thinks he was being called “Yummy” as a name. Although the Tyrannosaurus feels a little guilty for hiding his real self, he takes on the task of raising Yummy and soon they develop strong bonds between parent and child, despite their differences. But then comes the day when they must part….
You Look Yummy! highlights the importance of family and of the love between parent and child by showing that bonds can grow just as strong even in a case of mistaken identity as they do between actual relations—possibly even stronger. Miyanishi’s Tyrannosaurus series has been a bestseller, and released 13 titles to date with combined sales excess of 2 million copies in Japan.
About the Author:
Born in 1956, Tatsuya Miyanishi graduated from the Nihon University College of Art and was a doll artist and graphic designer before becoming a picture-book author. Miyanishi’s books have a passionate fan base of all ages that enjoys his range of endearing characters in many genres, from superheroes to dinosaurs, all illustrated with bright colors. He has won the Kodansha Cultural Award for Picture Books, as well as the Kenbuchi Picture Book Grand Prize.
40 pages, 8 3/8 x 10 1/8