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Dinosaur Doo Hardcover – 1 Nov 2012

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (1 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444901621
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444901627
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 1 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,850,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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Definitely one you read because your little one enjoys it, maybe not so much for adults.

But like it they do. Personally the illustrations aren't my favourite but it's easy to read in rhyme. Full of dinosaurs with their real names (all on the inside cover for reference), and lots of poo. Lots and lots.

So much that the cavemen have to do something about it. What can Spark invent to solve their problem?

My son loved seeing the dinosaurs sitting on the toilet, seeing the different sorts of poo (though that is done to much better effect in 'The Story of the Little Mole who knew it was None of his Business').

Silly. But well liked.
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By Mummy of Two TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Dec. 2013
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This book is a firm hit in our house with our son laughing and giggling out loud whilst I read it to him at bedtime. Even as young as he is he knows what poo is and without being sterotypical he's a definite little boy. The book is written in a rhyming style which almost always seems to be a hit in books for our son and coupled with the really bright and colourful pictures this is set to be a firm bedtime favourite. I liked that near the back cover there is also a little page which tells your little one how to pronounce phonetically the dinosaurs names that are featured in the book and I thought this was a nice touch. A definite hit in our household and if you have a little boy or little girl who is fascinated with poo as most kids seem to be at that age then it's sure to be a hit in your household too.
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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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Don't be confused and think this is a Freedman book as it isn't but very much in the same vein and highly amusing to both my 2 and 6 year old - the latter who had more than a few bedtime belly laughs with the Freedman 'Aliens...' books.

Lovely pictures, super humour and very readable. Not for everyone but toilet humour works well here.

Lovely book for the bookshelf and to bring out for a little cheer at bedtime.
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If you like poo-plops and all things toilety, then you will love this as in essence it's all about messy dinosaur poo and how it irks and irritates everyone. Spark, the caveboy comes to the rescue with one of his inventions and the dinosaurs seem impressed, except that isn't the end of it! Full of humour and superb illustrations, a great book to entertain and amuse.

Fabulous!
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Any child who has read and liked "Father Christmas needs a wee" will love this book. They will see it as rude, which for early ages it will be.

The title does actually explain the book and unless you are somewhat po faced (a poor pun!) this is likely to appear fairly high on Santa's wish list.
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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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