We were recently fortunate enough to be sent a set of 3 books to review – The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas, The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past, and The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet. When we received them I knew my children would love them – they are colourful, have rhyming text, and contain the word poo. Yup, my children would be sure to like muchly.
The books are written by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter – perhaps more well known for their roles in the band McFly and more recently McBusted. The series is about a boy called Danny and a dinosaur – immediately Taisia (aged 4) was smitten as anything dinosaur related is the ‘in’ thing right now. The book covers are bright, colourful and eye-catching and Taisia (and baby Amara!) were keen to look inside.
The three of us sat on the sofa and I read through each one. We are particular fans of rhyming books and I found myself able to read these through in a Dr Seuss style rhythm. Being presented in rhyme form it was easy for the children to be able to guess where that all important ‘P’ word was going to be needed, and they took great pleasure in shouting “POO!” out loud and proud whilst giggling incessantly. Nine year old Callum also joined in and I was pleasantly bemused to see that Joseph – at the tender age of 16 – was also grinning and listening.
These light-hearted fun books certainly left us with smiles on our faces. The brilliant illustrations and cute looking characters were engaging for the younger ones and they have definitely become a reach to favourite when storytime is requested.