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Sunday, 7 July 2013

Dinosaur Farm by Frann Preston-Gannon

Dinosaur Farm

Jack and his pet dino-dog get up early each morning to tend to the duties on the dinosaur farm. First the pterodactyl eggs need collecting. Then the triceratops need to be let out to graze. Of course the diplodocus need a good scrub after their mud bath - they do get very messy! As the day goes on, Jack becomes more battered and bruised by his encounters - the pterodactyl were not the most co-operative when it came to collecting their eggs, the diplodocus's bath time was a bit more exciting than it was meant to be and the boisterous tricerotops sent him flying as they rushed out of their pen! Exhausted after his daily chores, Jack collapses into bed. But wait! Did he close the gate to the T-Rex pen?! And if you've fallen in love with Dino Dog? So have we. Join him on his own adventures coming soon! Age range: 3-6 years 

This is a great story for anyone who loves dinosaurs, farmyards or both! Each double page spread is one big picture and although they are basic pictures for little children to enjoy, there are little additions to each picture for children to find which I believe all adds to a picture book and makes sharing a book or storytime more interactive and fulfilling for a child.

The story is told in a small number of words, perfect for the younger child and there are plenty of pages, meaning not many words per page.  The story is basic but enjoyable and I am sure older children will enjoy identifying the different dinosaurs included within the story.

Thank you to the publishers, Pavillon Children's Books and Anova Books, for sending me the book to review. 

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