Saturday, 1 March 2014

Review: Dino-Mummy by Mark Sperring and Sam Lloyd


Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Format: Hardcover / large paperback
Released: February 13th, 2014
Rating: 8/10


Amazon summary:

It's not easy being a Dino-Mummy - especially when you have two roaring little dinos to take care of. But somehow Dino-Mummy makes everything look so easy... Do you know a secret? I'm sure you dino-do! It's something rather special about a certain 'you know who'! From the moment that you wake up, she's a sing-song superstar, Singing out "Good morning!" with a dino "Tra la la!" Dino-Mummy is AMAZING, and whether it's morning, noon or night, she's always on hand. After all, life in the dino family is just as fun (and chaotic) as ever.

Review:

Dino-Mummy is a picture book of delights, from the busy illustrations to the dinosaur characters to the rhyming text. I've read it twice so far and wholly approve of its obvious love and respect for mums everywhere!

Dino-Mummy is about the greatest superstar you're likely to ever meet: your mum. The lady who does ten jobs at once, who keeps a chaotic house together and makes sure her little dinosaurs are fed, sleepy and constantly occupied. It's a true celebration of everything a mother does, and has the added cool factor of being about dinosaurs. I mean, really, how are picture books so GOOD these days? I wish I'd had this when I was little!

I've seen Sam Lloyd's illustrations on many picture books at work but this is one of the only titles I've actually read. His artwork is so much fun, filling every page with dinosaurs, house chores and a loving family. Mark Sperring's text is great fun too, all rhyming and full of humour. Thumbs up, guys!

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