Working Title Press, 2020
32pp., hbk., RRP $A24.99
When Pink hatched from the egg, the only one left after a great storm washed away all the others, her parents were somewhat surprised because she was pink! She certainly stood out from all the other green and grey and brown dinosaurs and at first, Pink was okay with being different. But when it meant that she was always found first during her favourite game of hide-and-seek with the other dinosaurs, she soon grew despondent and wished she wasn’t so recognisable.
Being pretty and sweet wasn’t enough for Pink – she wanted to be brave and smart but wasn’t sure how she could be. The answer comes one afternoon during a wild and boisterous game of hide-and-seek when she discovers that there can be distinct advantages to being different.
Combining young readers’ fascination with dinosaurs with the theme of accepting and being yourself, Margaret Wild and Judith Rossell have crafted a charming story that will appeal across the ages. As well as opening up discussions about celebrating our differences and how we can be brave and smart, this is also a great opportunity to explore the differences between fiction and non fiction texts. The teaching notes are excellent – I wrote them! LOL!