Friday, 25 October 2013
Dinosaur Scramble By Jeanne Willis
Review by The Mole
Darwin is to have a little brother or sister shortly because his mother has laid an egg. But is it the right egg? And then Flint, the t-rex, kidnaps the egg so Darwin's mum must prepare his wedding feast? Can Darwin sort it out? Can anyone sort it out? Can you not laugh at their attempts?
Darwin's family takes the concept of a dysfunctional family and makes even more dysfunctional. Jeanne Willis also manages to do it in a way that adults, while reading aloud, will get a lot out of too. Genuinely laugh out loud at lots of times and totally unpredictable to the last, these Downtown Dinosaur books are really wonderful books that will delight both girls and boys equally.
But let's not forget those all important illustrations by Arthur Robins with each one complementing the story line and adding to the humour - ace!
Another great children's read!
Publisher - Piccadilly Press
Genre - Children's 8+, Fiction
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