Some Dinosaurs Are Small
32pp., pbk., RRP $A16.99
Some dinosaurs are small with tiny teeth for munching leaves, and some dinosaurs are BIG with pointy teeth for munching OTHER dinosaurs! Some dinosaurs need to RUN! But some dinosaurs have a secret weapon…
In pure pantomime spirit, children will want to cry out, “He’s behind you!” and they will hold their breath until the outcome is revealed – and then they will LOL! This is a joyous story for little ones who like dinosaurs and who can no doubt, tell you the names of those featured in it. But as well as being entertaining with its delightful twist, it also explores opposites like big and small, fast and slow, carnivore and herbivore that will add to the child’s knowledge. There is also the need to look closely at the pictures to understand its ending, reinforcing the integration between text and picture in a subtle way.
Sheer delight that reinforces the value of a simple story told well, and, being in print, one that can be revisited time and again, even reading it for yourself.