Monday, 6 December 2010

A boy wants a Dinosaur

A Boy Wants a Dinosaur

Written by Hiawyn Oram

Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

Amazon Link: £1.29

Published by Red Fox Picture Books

When I was a kid, we used to go to the Natural History Museum in London a lot. A short tube-train ride was all it took to be among those massive fossilised skeletons adorning the Great Hall. 

Nowadays I'm similarly fortunate that the University Museum of Natural History is just down the road from where I work, so I can go in and check out dinosaurs with Charlotte with ease. 

In "A Boy Wants a Dinosaur" we learn about a child's wish for a pet, but not just any old pet, a huge hulking great big swamp-loving pet dinosaur. 

Chaos ensues when the young lad gets his wish and brings his new acquisition home to meet the family. 

If you've ever wished you had house room to hide a 200ft long Diplodocus, or you'd give house room to a Pterosaur, then this book will tickle your fancy. 

Charlotte's best bit: The dinosaur taking a bite out of next-door-but-one's cat. Poor cat. 

Daddy's favourite bit: The massive Dinosaur emporium that looks like a diney version of Toys 'R' Us

Rating: 3 out of 5