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After ninety-nine years on display at the Natural History Museum, a dinosaur skeleton decides to attend the ballet at the nearby opera house--with surprising results. Annotation. After ninety-nine years of being on display at the Natural History Museum, T. Rex-a dinosaur skeleton-is bored. She yearns for the days when she used to leap in meadows and tiptoe through streams. When she overhears two museum visitors discussing a performance of Swan Lake , T. Rex gets a wonderful idea: she will dance in the ballet! Young readers will root for the unlikely heroine as she makes her grand escape and sets off on her journey toward the spotlight, inadvertently wreaking havoc along the way. This T-rrific story will tickle the funny bone as it warms the heart.