24pp., pbk., RRP $A12.99
Tyrone T. Rex and his Dino Diggers are building a new car factory for Mr Ali O’Saurus. But Ali O’Saurus is impatient and wants things finished immediately. Because the Dino Diggers’ motto is “We never let you down”. everyone starts working at a furious pace but disaster strikes when Tyrone ignores the plans and hits a water main flooding the worksite. Will the Diggers be able to live up to their motto?
This is a book for those who love big machines and dinosaurs as both are combined in a story that moves along at a fast pace with lots of action on each page. Clever use of dinosaur names that little ones always have their tongue around add a dimension to the characters and the bright detailed illustrations will appeal as young readers pore over them. To top it off there is a digger to build from a cardboard cutout, complete with instructions to be followed, offering an opportunity to understand their purpose and the need for correct sequencing, as well as teaching about care and patience -something Tyrone T. Rex seems to lack!.
Great for early childhood with others in the series to help carry what is known about characters from one story to another.