This is the story of Titus the T-Rex, a proud young dinosaur who boasts to all that he will triumph at the Dinosaur Games. It doesn't quite go according to his plans and Titus storms off in frustration.
Titus pulls himself out of his huff and turns it all around when the lives of all of the dinosaurs are endangered - it looks like all of his effort may will be in vain, but then inspiration strikes (and so does Titus!)
The ending gives a nice "origin" of a famous American game, which I wasn't sure that my children would recognise, but they did and they thoroughly enjoyed the lyrical rhyming story alongside the vibrant, eye-catching illustrations.
This story is particularly topical this year, with the Olympics coming to London in 2012 and will prove a hit will all children who like sport in general, the Olympics in particular or dinosaurs. I have two daughters, aged 4 and nearly 6 and they both loved it. There are lovely bright colours throughout, with reds, blues, pinks/purples and turquoises. My elder daughter is taking this book into her reception class to share as the Olympics is one of their themes this term.