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King of the Dinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus Rex (2003) is a small pocket book about the Tyrannosaurus rex and to a lesser extent dinosaurs as a whole. It was published by Flying Frog Publishing. It is only sold as part of the King of the Dinosaurs pack.

The book is divides it's contents in these's categories:

  • Birth of the Dinosaur
  • The Time of Dinos
  • What Is a Dinosaur?
  • What Isn't a Dinosaur?
  • T-Rex Fact File
  • King of the Dinosaurs
  • Crushing Jaws
  • Claws of Death
  • Sensing Danger
  • Hunter or Scavenger?
  • Close Relatives
  • Enemy Territory
  • Dino Talk
  • Places to Visit

This book provides examples of:

  • Artistic License – Paleontology: Unfortunately it has a few, though perhaps the greatest is that it states that the dinosaurs died out only 5 million years ago as opposed to the standard 65 million years on one page. This could; however, be a typo since the book later states the correct time.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: The Enemy Territory section of the book is dedicated to Ankylosaurus, which makes note of it's tail club.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: It's a book about the T-Rex, the king of the dinosaurs.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: A few predator animals; including T. rex, are portrayed in their illustrations as having red eyes and all are presumably dangerous.
  • Terrifying Tyrannosaur: Downplayed, the book loves to get into describing the power and ferocity that a T. rex possess, but still makes it clear that the T. rex was still just an animal trying to survive.
  • Tough Armored Dinosaur: The Enemy Territory section of the book is dedicated to Ankylosaurus, which is described as being tough and tank-like.
  • Toys: As part of the King of the Dinosaurs pack it comes with a 3D T. rex puzzle, which is kept inside a toy egg.