Posts Tagged ‘dougie poynter’

the dinosaur that pooped the bed

More of Danny and his pooptastic dinosaur!

Danny and his dinosaur are bored and looking for something to do, so his   mum says they can watch cartoons – AFTER Danny’s room is clean.  They dejectedly trudge off to make a start but realise it’ll take AGES!

Then Danny has an idea……….

The story is told in short sentences that rhyme and are catchy to read aloud. The illustrations are bright and colourful, helping to bring the story to life. I love how the subject matter is gross but funny, and how many children find poop funny?!

Another brilliant book in an appealing series, this will delight any child and most adults. My copy was immediately pounced upon by the 30+ yr old flatmates, before making my 4 yr old test reader delirious with joy. Her mum isn’t as thrilled though, as she will read this every night until he next one comes out.

Red Fox

Supplied by Penguin Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan

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the dinosaur that pooped the past

Danny and his pooptastic dinosaur are back!

They are celebrating the birthday of Danny’s gran and she serves up broccoli and Brussel sprouts, making him clean his plate before going to play. The dinosaur sneakily gobbles the lot before he and Danny rush off to use the swing – which has powers to go back in time. They travel back until the swing snaps and throws them into the middle of a forest where they meet some dinosaurs. Their play is interrupted by a volcano exploding and they repair the swing to leave before realising all of them make it too heavy to swing through time. Then the dinosaur comes up with a plan………….

The plot is in rhythmic rhymes that are short and catchy, with clever illustrations that tell the story well. They are bright and colourful, conveying the humour of the book. This is a brilliant book in the series and one any child will love!

Unsure the parents will though, after the millionth bedtime reading it might get a little annoying.

Red Fox

Supplied by Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan

the dinosaur that pooped a planetThe Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas is back!

Danny and his dinosaur liked to have fun but were bored one day as they had no games.  They decided to go to the Space Museum to have a look around and accidently launched themselves into space!  They were enjoying the trip until they realised they had no lunch.  Then, well, dinosaurs need to be fed regularly…..

A brilliant sequel that carries on the humorous tale of Danny and his dinosaur.  The verses that tell the story paint an amusing story and are have a good rhythm when read aloud.  The illustrations are rich and colourful, they are full of detail and fun to look at.

This book was read and promptly taken to kindy to be read by the teacher during storytime.  A great favourite to be read at bedtime, the mother is grateful it still appeals to her and she hasn’t resorted to hiding it!

Red Fox

Supplied by Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan

It was the night before Christmas and a greedy little boy was lying in bed, wishing for even more toys.  So Santa decided to give him a special present……..

A cautionary tale of what wanting to much can get you, it shows how important family is and ends on a heart-warming note when everything turns out ok.  The book is composed of cleverly written stanzas with rhyming and a great beat when read aloud.  The illustrations are fantastic, colourful and conveying a sense of realism in each scene.

Written by Tom and Dougie from McFly, this is a wonderful, entertaining picture book that’s perfect for reading to little ones as well as delighting adults with its humour and clever illustrations.  I highly recommend this book for any children in your life and even if you don’t have any

Red Fox

Supplied by Random House

Reviewed by Jan