Dinosaur Juniors Happy Hatchday
Harper Collins Children’s Books
A new Rob Biddulph picture book is always cause for celebration at Red Reading Hub and so it is with this one which, by all accounts is the first of a cracking new series – no apologies for the pun as this clever rhyming tale begins with the hatching of Otto, Winnie, Hector, Sue, Nancy, Martin, Wilf and Boo.
Oops! I nearly forgot the last out, Greg (short for Gregosaurus); he appears on the scene a whole week after his fellow batchlings.
By that time all the other recent hatchlings have firmly established themselves; some appear to have an artistic bent,
others are chefs, musicians
and, wait for it, balloon inflaters.
Will poor, miserable looking Greg find his place anywhere among the dino-dudes? Can you see the tears?
Perhaps your young audience will by this stage be anticipating the possibility of a surprise finale, if so they won’t be disappointed.
The book is great fun to share with dino-littles at home or nursery: a read-aloud dino-delight splendidly illustrated with lots to explore on every spread including things to count; it’s funny and with its faultless rhyming narrative, oh so re-readable