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.