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This is the perfect one to help in preparation for school...
on 16 October 2009
Harry is setting off for his first day at school and he takes his dinosaurs along for back up. This jolly, positive, colourful and informative book is delightfully reassuring about the experience. Poignantly dedicated by both author and illustrators, Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds I get the warm understanding that the creators of these wonderfully acceptable and much appreciated books are real people who truly do know what makes young children tick. They, together with Harry, do have their own most friendly and interesting web site which is worth a look. Using the many long names of the dinosaurs that Harry keeps close to him is a clever, winning technique as small children really enjoy learning and saying the very complicated words for these creatures of the past; a skill that would evade many adults. What fun it is to rattle off Ske-LI-doh-SAW-rus -and the others all helpfully phonetically spelt for us adult readers too. Harry's face is a picture with so many recognisable expressions, all achieved with very little fuss, you really know what he is thinking. I do hope that this school book is a true example of a first day at school experience and that such kindly easy teachers as Mrs. Rance (who knows that dinosaurs have to Raaah!) are widespread throughout the world! For the children's sake.