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Became an instant favourite with my nephew
on 20 March 2007
This book is intended for three-year-olds; my nephew is a bright boy, and I got it for his fourth birthday, which I felt was a bit of a risk, especially as his mother, the married sister, had been telling me that he has to have books for five-year-olds to keep him occupied. In fact it was an instant success and now is one of his favourite books: he has to have it read to him nearly every day. This morning, during her visit to the ancestral home, his grandfather read it to him, then was made to act out the whole story with toy dinosaurs, and then I had to read it to him and act it all out as well! He was already fond of the Little Red Train books, but this is a step above them and definitely something special. As the illustrations are extremely detailed, it's also fun for the knowledgeable adult to identify the Cretaceous creatures illustrated. My nephew can already recognise plesiosaurs and monkey-puzzle trees: I saw placodonts, proganochelids, two kinds of pterosaur, two kinds of ceratopsians, belemnites, coelacanths, icthyosaurs, sauropods, hadrosaurs, the marine crocodile Metriorhynchus, bennittitales, magnolias and many other interesting things.