Once again Paul Strickland’s dinosaurs have come out to delight young dinosaur fans with a rip roaring counting book. The front cover features our ten terrible dinosaurs, who are in fact happy, smiling dinosaurs and look like they are ready to have some fun.
Strickland uses the tried and true method of rhyming verse in this educational and fun counting book. Starting at ten with a large number 10 in digits at the start of the text, the ten terrible dinosaurs are standing in a line.
The watercolour illustrations are bright and whimsical, but as we know dinosaurs can be cheeky and they soon begin to mess around. It gets a bit rough and one poor dinosaur is scared so leaves. When the page is turned the number 9 is shown in digits first and then the text.
This book was another hit here. I really don’t think the children will ever tire of playing with, looking at and reading about dinosaurs.
I liked that the numbers were in digits and text side by side which gives a visual connection of the two.
Strickland’s use of alliteration and rhyming adds an extra element of fun to the reading and listening.
We had seven silly dinosaurs, five feisty dinosaurs and two tetchy dinosaurs. The book ends with a sneaky loud ROAR! Those dinosaurs really are tricky.
Ten Terrible Dinosaurs is a book that has been loved for the past two decades and is sure to be loved for decades to come.
*I received a copy from the publisher to read.
- Board book: 24 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan; Main Market edition (22 February 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1509853618
- ISBN-13: 978-1509853618
- Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 1.7 x 18.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 481 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 308,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)