Thursday, 18 June 2015

Dylan's Amazing Dinosaurs - The Spinosaurus by E.T Harper and Dan Taylor (Simon and Schuster Children's Books)

Dylan's Amazing Dinosaurs - The Spinosaurus

Written by E.T. Harper

Illustrated by Dan Taylor

Published by Simon and Schuster Children's Books

It's definitely going to be a dino-laden summer. New blockbuster movie "Jurassic World" will no doubt kick off a huge merchandising exercise for all things dino-related, and there will be a ton of books coming out celebrating the enduring interest that kids have in dinosaurs.

We've previously checked out the awesome "Dylan's Amazing Dinosaurs" story range and here's book 3, once again introducing us to Dylan and his friendly Pterodactyl buddy, brought to life by his grandad's magical dinosaur journal. Dylan can whisk himself off on a prehistoric adventure thanks to the journal, and this time round Dylan wants to find out exactly what the sail on a Spinosaurus' back is for.

It doesn't take long before Dylan spots the Spinosaurus - this colossal beast was actually bigger than a T-Rex and had a back-sail a bit like a Dimetrodon's. But what was it for? There's a clue in the adventure as Dylan accidentally loses his backpack - straight into the gaping jaws of the Spinosaurus. Will they ever work out how to get back home, avoiding the gnashing jaws of this fantastic creature?

As with the other stories, you get your very own Spinosaurus (extract from the book with care, the sticky stuff is very sticky but be very gentle with it and you'll remove the spinosaurus and the goop so you don't damage the book either!) Playing and reading go hand in hand with this one and we really can't wait to see more books in this fab series.

Charlotte's best bit: A rip-roaring dino adventure, complete with your own dinosaur to play with! How awesome is that!

Daddy's Favourite bit: Fantastic adventuring for girls and boys (so let's see a girl on the back cover for the next one, g'wan!!!)

(Kindly sent to us for review by Simon and Schuster Children's Books)