The biggest creature in the jungle is Tyrannosaurus Rex, who is pretty kind and placid for a carnivorous giant. But everything changes when his green skin becomes red and itchy: he gets very angry and chases, roars and lashes out. Poor T-Rex can’t even scratch all over (his arms are too short!)
Doc Bill (a platypus) hears the angry roars and comes to the rescue of the distressed ‘Itchy-saurus’. He diagnoses a case of ‘T-Rex-cema’. Emphasising the need for patience, Doc Bill bathes Itchy, applies cream and tucks him up. He keeps him busy and distracts him until his skin turns back to green and stops itching.
There’s a sweet comical twist at the end of the book: as T-Rex recovers he becomes hungry again, and the reader is led to believe that he’s going to eat Doc…but instead he hugs and thanks him for his kindness.
We really like this genuinely funny and reassuring book with lovely textured illustrations.