The Three Triceratops Tuff by Stephen Shaskan

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This clever retelling of a tried-and-true tale has a paleontological twist!

Three Triceratops brothers by the name of Tuff are on a mission to find some grub. There’s just one thing standing in their way: a Tyrannosaurus Rex who has a very different idea of what’s for dinner! The Tuff brothers must find a way to outsmart this bossy beast, for their very lives—and a bounty of delicious greens—hang in the balance.

This vividly illustrated story transplants the classic tale of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” into the Cretaceous period, where dino fans of all ages will enjoy seeing their favorite subjects use their smarts to battle it out for dinner.

About Stephen Shaskan

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Stephen Shaskan is the author and illustrator of The Three Triceratops Tuff and A Dog Is a Dog. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has created artwork for advertising agencies and poster designs for local bands, theater companies/productions, and area events. Stephen has also worked in early childhood education and has taught children’s art classes through the Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul Academy, and the public schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he lives with his wife. Visit him at
Published April 2, 2013 by Beach Lane Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This version of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" will satisfy dinosaur lovers who just cannot get their fill of their favorite prehistoric beasts.

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Shaskan doesn’t update the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff so much as send it into the past, “sixty-eight million years ago,” to be exact. Food is scarce for Stanley, Rufus, and Bob Tuff, but the

Feb 18 2013 | Read Full Review of The Three Triceratops Tuff

PreS-Gr 2—This unnecessary retelling of "Three Billy Goats Gruff" features dinosaurs in the starring roles. Three brothers, Stanley, Rufus, and Bob (he's the big one) set out to cross a valley in search of some grub. But at the bottom of the valley stands a ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex who would r...

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