Young children have very active imaginations and enjoy pretend play. Five Seconds to Blastoff! tells the story of a rocket getting ready to blast into space. But when a T. rex attacks, the reader realizes the book is being told from the point of view of an imaginative boy. Detailed illustrations and repetitive text support emergent readers. This book can also be used to teach students how to sequence events as well as to identify and use nouns in sentences.