Dinosaur Day Out
Walker Books, 2018
32pp., hbk., RRP $A24.99
When Sally and Max go to the museum with their dad and discover their favourite dinosaur exhibition is closed for the day, they head into the city for a day out instead. There are lots of things to see and do, but it’s amazing what a little knowledge and a lot of imagination can conjure up and their day is filled with dinosaurs.
This is a charming story to share with young readers and even those not-so-young who are dinosaur fans. As each dinosaur is encountered they will be able to add to the information that Dad shares from the new book about dinosaurs he bought at the museum, and those who live in Sydney may well recognise some of the more familiar landmarks.
Dinosaur books are always popular so to have one that entertains as well as educates and which is aimed at our youngest readers is a gift.
Ideas for extending the story are available.