This is a great story with lovely crisp clear pictures. Harry is taken to play at Charlie's house but he is worried about sharing his dinosaurs with her. Charlie however entices him out into the garden by creating a primordial forest which looks like a lot of fun to the dinosaurs. But snake (the garden hose) catches Tyrannosaurus so Harry, Charlie and the dinosaurs perform a daring rescue. This is an imaginative story and an inspiration to children and parents playing out in a muddy garden.
My children and I love all the Harry books and this one is everything you'd hope for. I do think that the `Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs' series is a slightly acquired taste, a taste that's very definitely worth acquiring. I wasn't hooked the first time I picked one up because there is a little low-level misbehaviour such as the brother-sister squabbling. However, the more of the series you read the more you enjoy each one exactly because of this: Harry is so real in a pretty normal family (Mum & Nan - there's no Dad in evidence). My children certainly appreciate this. They love it when Harry sticks his tongue out at big sister Sam in the car, for example. Fantastic!