Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Things you never knew about Dinosaurs by Giles Paley-Phillips and Liz Pichon (Meadowside Children's Books)

Beasties of a different kind are the subject of Giles Paley-Phillips' new book - this time big stomping beasties that once stalked the earth. Or rather, still do!

(See, I bet you didn't know that did you?)

In fact in "Things you never knew about Dinosaurs" you'll find out that our scaly chums are in fact alive and well and sometimes hiding in plain sight. That fancy looking fountain with the lizardy skin? That low-flying goal-scorer at the world cup? Dinosaurs are still with us and they're having a whole lot of fun.

As we've come to expect from Giles, never trust a beastie to be entirely friendly and lovely though. We really loved the way the book ended - and we're not going to spoil it for you, so nyaahhhhh!

Liz Pichon's fab and colourful dinosaurs are a busy and infinitely varied lot so for any younger bookworms who haven't quite got their tongues around Triceratops or bumped into Brachiosaurs, it's a fantastic and entertaining little book with Giles' trademark bounce-along rhyming text really nicely complimented by Liz's art.

So next time you're standing at a bus stop and the person next to you looks a little green and lumpy, don't worry unduly. They might just be a dino in disguise!

Charlotte's best bit: Even Dinosaurs have to queue for the loo. You just wouldn't want to go in there afterwards.

Daddy's favourite bit: Fine dining, Dino style!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Giles and Meadowside Children's Books)

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