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Dinosaur Doo [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Weale , Joelle Dreidemy
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Book Description

If you liked Claire Freedman's Dinosaurs in Underpants, you'll love this!

When Spark's village is bombarded with dinosaur poo he sets out on a mission to stop the naughty dinosaurs. But how? By building a dinosaur loo, of course! An hilarious rhyming story with a winning combination of poo and dinosaurs! This book certainly has the yuck factor appeal! With all the favourite dinosaurs, including an iguanodon, triceratops, brachiosaurus, and pterodactyls.

By the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013. Check out the crazy Dinsaur Doo author video:

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Book Description

Meet all the best-loved dinosaurs as they plip and plop through this colourful book. A perfect book for young children who love dinosaurs, poo and inventing things!

About the Author

Andrew Weale is a writer, trainer and actor based in London. After studying Classics at Oxford University he trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Andrew has now written five books for children. He has also gone back to university, this time as a lecturer for an MA course on picture books.

Joelle Dreidemy has illustrated books by renowned authors such as Anne Fine and Vivian French. She has also illustrated greeting cards for Waterstone's. She is an award-winning illustrator who has received rave reviews for her work.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10063 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (2 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #659,465 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was always very good at writing my name. I was a good form filler too. And I could write a cracking essay when I was in the mood. But I never imagined in a million years that I would ever be able to write a book that came from my imagination.

Then one day about fifteen years ago I visited a clairvoyant in a shabby back room in a new age-y shop in King's Cross, London. She was a wily old bird who told me that writing was going to be very important to me. I didn't believe her, of course, as I was desperate to be recognised as an operatic tenor at the time and it was Covent Garden or bust. But the seed had been planted.

A few years later, when I was playing Monsieur D'Arque in Disney's Beauty and the Beast in Stuttgart, I started writing in the most surprising way. I was having a difficult time or, more precisely, my planet-sized ego was. I seemed to be getting nowhere, while all those around me seemed to be getting calls from Kubrick by the minute.

I went home one night and, in a Road to Damascus moment, realised I had a choice. I could either swim in self-pity or ... write! And write I did. Not prose, but verse! And that was the most surprising thing, because I had never ever seen myself as a poet. What emerged from my scrubby Bic biro was a song called The Oscar Song in which a famous Hollywood actress explains with disarming candour exactly how she reached the pinnacle of her profession. If you want to hear the song, just copy this link:

From there I naturally gravitated towards writing for young children. This is mainly because I myself have the mind of a six year old. So when I got back to London I enrolled on an excellent Children's Writing course at the City Lit. Having been told that books in verse and counting books were nigh impossible to sell, I sold One Newt in a Suit to Hodder ... a rhyming counting book! Since then I've sold four more picture books and developed creatively in many different directions. I am a film maker, song writer, web designer and photographer. And I am STILL developing, so ... WATCH THIS SPACE! Who knows! Maybe I'll be a ballet dancer next!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Written by Andrew Weale with accompanying illustrations by Joelle Dreidemy, 'Dinosaur Doo' is a colourful fully-illustrated children's story that's aimed at young kids from around 3 - 6 years old.

The story is written with rhyming sentences that are so often used in books for this age range. In a nutshell, the short tale is about a tribe of young cavemen children who find themselves in the company of quite a number of dinosaurs up on their hill. And with dinosaurs invariably comes dinosaur poo. And mountains of it! It's not long before they're literally up to their ears in the poo, but luckily our hero 'Spark' invents a huge dinosaur loo for the dinos to use. And then everyone's happy...until the dinosaur birds arrive!

So as you can see from the story overview, it's pretty much a poo-orientated tale. And, as all those who have young kids of this age know, for some reason they always seem to be fascinated by poo. It's just par of the course for kids of this age for some unknown reason.

We got the book for our three-and-a-half year old boy. And he loves it. The rhyming story bounces along, the brightly coloured illustrations on each page keep his attention, and the story itself has him laughing each time we read it to him.

It's also nice to have some different dinosaur names included in the book, which the parents will undoubtedly have to learn how to pronounce (although they're all pretty easy). Sadly, our son's favourite dinosaur (the tyrannosaurus) doesn't make an appearance in the book. Although it's nice to see some different dinosaurs used (such as the iguanodon), it's nevertheless a bit of a shame that the dino that's usually most kids favourite (and not just ours) is not included.

However, all in all our son loves the book, which makes it a success in our eyes.

The story runs for a total of 24 pages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yabba dabba dinosaur doo 4 Jan. 2014
By R. C. McGinlay VINE VOICE
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Contrary to the events depicted in this short rhyming story, archaeological evidence shows that human beings did not co-exist with dinosaurs - or keep cute baby mammoths as pets, for that matter. Nor were pterodactyls prehistoric birds - they were flying reptiles. It is also unlikely that iguanodons used to ping out their poo like a mini pea-shooter, or that stegosauruses fired their plop up into the sky like a cannonball, as described here! Such quibbles are hardly relevant, though, as I'm sure young readers will be delighted by all the scatological fun and comical human and dinosaur characters in this large-format illustrated book.

More commendably, from an educational point of view, a double-page spread at either end of the book provide a simple pronunciation guide to several popular types of dinosaur, including brachiosaurus (BRAK-ee-oh-sore-us) and triceratops (tri-SERRA-tops). The story also explains the basics of how toilets and sewerage systems work, as the process is invented here by a pioneering cave-boy called Spark, not forgetting the importance of washing your hands after using the loo. I can't help thinking, though, that some of that herbivore manure could have been put to use as fertiliser - but that's just me being scientific and factual!

The world created by author Andrew Weale (winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013) and illustrator Joelle Dreidemy (who deserves a lot of the credit for bringing this tale to life) is clearly inspired by "The Flinstones", in terms of its prehistoric setting, Spark's inventions (which include stone appliances and wood-and-bone wheeled vehicles) and even the zigzag hemlines of the cave-people's garments. Hmmm... perhaps this book is actually a prequel to "The Flinstones", with Spark's innovations paving the way toward the society seen in the animated show... but there I go again, taking it all far too seriously!

Yabba dabba doo indeed - this book is great fun. Job done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars We have a new favourite bedtime book! 10 Dec. 2013
By Clare Mccann VINE VOICE
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Prior to this book arriving, my two year-old son was only interested in books about tractors or cars, but now he has a new obsession... dinosaur poo! Yes, this book really is all about dinosaur poo. As an adult I'm trying desperately not to hate it, but the unavoidable truth is it is a massive hit with small boys! The writing is pretty average, the rhymes are often slightly suspect and the ending is a bit limp, but when you're two who cares about any of those things? Third night reading this in a row at bedtime and no sign of getting bored of it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dinosaur Doo 17 Nov. 2013
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This book is extremely childish but then again, it is a children's book so I think the author can be forgiven. My daughter is not far off two-and-a-half and we're trying to find some books more appropriate for her age as currently she gravitates towards books with thick cardboard pages (as she was used to as a baby). I saw this on offer and thought I'd try it out.

The first thing that struck me was how good the rhymes are. A lot of the time in books for children, the rhymes don't scan properly with either too many or too few syllables in a sentence. Secondly, the book is well written and funny. While not historically accurate (as humans and dinosaurs live side by side...and the humans invent plumbing!) it is good fun to read and after only a few times through, my daughter can "read" the book herself, explaining the story to me from looking at the pictures.

The illustrations are good quality and very colourful and you can also teach your child some of the dinosaur names as they all did exist (iguanadon, stegosaurus, triceratops etc).

Great for children and perhaps a break from the norm for parents as well as it certainly does provide a giggle, however childish.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Known in our house as the "poo dinosaur book"
Definitely one you read because your little one enjoys it, maybe not so much for adults.

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Published 10 months ago by K. J. Noyes
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Book
This book is a fun read for the children, with the topic being dinosaurs and toilet humour, it would be a popular book for little boys! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ross Boardman
4.0 out of 5 stars My nephew liked it
I got this book for my nephew (who is 4) as he loves dinosaurs and anything poo related (on to a winner here, I thought!). Read more
Published 13 months ago by Boof
5.0 out of 5 stars A winning combination!
Kids tend to love dinosaurs.

Kids tend to love grown ups talking about poo.

Kids tend to love books written in upbeat verse. Read more
Published 14 months ago by El Loro
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Who'd of thought a book on Dino poo would be so adorable. It's a firm favourite among the young readers in my family and the giggles still come through after each rhyme! Read more
Published 14 months ago by K. D. Squire
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny story
My little boy adores this book! Mainly I think as it contains lots of toilet humour!
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Personally i found this book to be hilarious as did my 4 year old nephew but to be fair anything to do with dinosaurs and poop was going to amuse us both! Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Graphic and funny
Absolutely loved this book for my 3year old. It is all about how different dinosaurs have different types of poo and the pictures match the discription! Read more
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