‘This is a really fun book for dino-lovers. It combines a funny and fantastical story with facts about dinosaurs, in very readable prose. I loved how Mr Ree’s speech uses rhyme and rhythm to lift the text and raise a chuckle: “I have chewy ones, slurpy ones, licky ones and burpy ones.” The illustrations are full of colour and detail, managing to create very accurate depictions of all the different dinosaurs while still making them fun and friendly-looking. Danny does find his pet in the end but it may not be one you’ve heard of – in fact I had to Google it to check it was real!
If you’ve got a little one in the peak dinosaur madness phase then they will love this book. And it may even tempt back an older child who thinks they’re too old for dinosaurs now!’
Thanks, Bec and Ezra!