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5.0 out of 5 stars A heart capturing, pitch perfect, beautifully illustrated book. A joy to read!, 1 Jun. 2012
This review is from: Tyrannosaurus Drip (Paperback)
This book is irresistibly charming.

A beautifully illustrated tale of a duckbill dinosaur egg stolen from its nest, which ends up in the 'care' of a grim family of tyrannosauruses across the river. After hatching, it becomes apparent that he doesn't quite belong where he is, so Tyrannosaurus Drip decides to run away, leading him to discover his own kind, how ingenious and brave he really is, and how wonderful life can be.

The rhythm, rhyme, and length of this particular picture book are perfect; it's a genuine pleasure to read aloud, (make the effort to do voices and read with gusto, and it'll quickly find a place in your child's heart).

But unlike other books including even (for example) the excellent Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, Tyrannosaurus Drip is long enough to still engage your child, but long enough to not become annoying if you are being asked to regularly read it, often multiple times in a single sitting.

And this is in fact what happened with our three and a half year old daughter, who has a pretty impressive collection of books, including several others by Julia Donaldson. However, this is the first time she has become 'obessive' over a particular book.

She has now had it for the past week, and none of her other books have had a look in. Usually, even with Oliver Jeffers and other Donaldson books, she likes to read them for a couple of days, and then likes to revert back to a mixture of books and styles. This one, now a week later, is still her top book. She reads along with the excellent text and is still genuinely excited about reading it every night (evening running into our bedroom in the morning asking for a re-read, which is unheard of).

I can't recommend it highly enough, a beautifully designed, pitch perfect, read aloud pleasure for you and your child.
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