Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Dinosaur Called Tiny by Alan Durant and Jo Simpson (HarperCollins Children's Books)














Tiny the Dinosaur is...well...tiny! Emerging from his egg to proud parents, Tiny never really grows much bigger and finds life as a tiddler a bit tough in a world where his friends and family all tower above him.
Mocked by other dinosaurs and often left out of their games, Tiny feels lonely and folorn until one day he has a chance to prove his worth and use his size to great advantage.

Though the tale may feel overly familiar to most, Alan Durant gives 'A Dinosaur Called Tiny' enough cuddly charm and creates enough tension to make this a page turner for very young children. Jo Simpson's bright dinosaur illustrations are delightful. Really the only drawback with this book is the familiarity of the core story but if your kids love dinosaurs and particularly love seeing the underdog win the day, they will most certainly love this.

Charlotte's best bit: Tiny being cute!

Daddy's favourite bit: Jo Simpson's big bold lines and great shading.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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