I Want That Love by Tatsuya MiyanishiI Want That Love by Tatsuya Miyanishi

I Want That Love

byTatsuya Miyanishi

Picture Books | December 1, 2016

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Although Tyrannosaurus storms around saying that power is everything in the world, he realizes he is getting weaker with age. After his tail gets bitten in a run-in with Masiakasaurus, some young Triceratops nurse him back to health. Touched by their innocent hearts, Tyrannosaurus begins to feel love for these new friends–even though he might have eaten them under different circumstances! So when two Giganotosaurus attack the group, Tyrannosaurus fights them off, holding the children tightly to his body, and sacrificing himself in order to protect them from the Giganotosaurus. The third title in this acclaimed series, I Want That Love explains that love is far more important than power. 
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. He has won the Kodansha Cultural Awa...
Title:I Want That LoveFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 10.5 × 8.5 × 0.4 inPublished:December 1, 2016Publisher:MuseyonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:194084214X

ISBN - 13:9781940842141


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love conquers all! A huge Tyrannosaurus Rex dominates his world as he stomps and storms around using intimidating tactics to scare and destroy anyone in his path. He is the meanest and most powerful force to be reckoned with that can be found. He takes great pride and glee in his bullying ways. Alas, as time passes his power begins to fade because he is getting older and thus much, much weaker. An insulting Masiakasaurus challenges him and gives him a good hard chomp on the tail. Tyrannosaurus, wounded and weary, escapes and lays down exhausted and falls sound asleep. A baby Triceratops stumbles upon him and leads him into the forest to introduce him to his friends. They have never seen a Tyrannosuarus before so they are intrigued by his humungous size and his crusty demeanour. It is then that his swollen sore tail is discovered by the Triceratop clan and together they go about caring for and trying to cure his painful wound. Tyrannosaurus is deeply touched by their selfless act of kindness towards him. He has never experienced such a wonderful feeling deep inside his heart before. Tyrannosaurus is completely humbled and grateful. He begins to change his feelings of mass destruction towards all creatures from that time forward. His emotions turn into ones of caring, nurturing and protecting those much smaller creatures that are so considerate towards him. Two mammoth Giganotosaurus attack and Tyrannosaurus shelters the Triceratops children with his sore, decrepit body. He positions himself to become a sacrifice if need be, so the youngsters can be protected and kept safe at all cost. "I Want That Love" proclaims the message that love is much more powerful than strength. This heartwarming story brings readers to the realization that love conquers all and is the ultimate weapon as good always overcomes evil. This is the third book in the series in Tatsuya Miyanishi's Thyrannosaurus series of 13 titles that have sold more than 3 million copies in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and France. “The theme of the Tyrannosaurus series is love. There aren’t as many important things for us as to more often say such beautiful words as ‘I love you.’ The love I write about is something very natural. Here, it’s all about showing that love is far more important that power. I hope you agree!” —Tatsuya Miyanishi
Date published: 2016-10-24

Editorial Reviews

"With its themes of friendship and love, this refreshing take on the bully story is a strong purchase for most elementary collections." —Danielle Jones, School Library Journal