Over the years we have read a lot of children’s books, a lot, and I like to think we’ve got pretty good at spotting a great one. Let’s be honest, there are those books that your child reaches for and you groan wondering how you are going to make your way through it yet again whilst keeping your eyes open. However, I have found the perfect trio of stories to beat the children’s book boredom. The Dinosaur that Pooped books are the adventures of Danny and his pet dinosaur; they are written by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter (of McFly fame) and so far they have brought out The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet, The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas and the latest one, The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past. I think the titles tell you all you need to know about the storylines and we can all imagine how much hilarity they cause for the bedtime story.
Lucas was already a big fan of The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet and his copy of The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas is wrapped up in his book advent so I let him loose with The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past. Lucas is three years old and the books are so engaging for him, of course Dinosaurs are always popular as is any kind of toilet humour but the illustrations are also bright, vibrant and full of detail to hold their attention. He will happily flick through them himself chattering about what he can see on each page until he recognises the word ‘Poo’ which he shouts out in glee. I love it when he picks one of these for his bedtime story as they read so nicely, I think the rhyme helps to keep up the pace of the story. Also they make me giggle as much as Lucas and the illustrations on each page give us lots to talk about.
Any of them are a must have for any pre-school library and once you get one I’m sure you will be keen to add the others to your collection. The newest one, The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past is just as good as the other two with the same humour and fun illustrations and it even introduces some new characters which gives me hope for more books! My favourite is still The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas and Lucas will always reach for The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet first. If you give them a read I don’t think you’d be disappointed whatever your age!
All three books in the Dinosaur that Pooped series are available from Amazon:
Disclaimer – We were sent The Dinosaur That Pooped books to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.