This is NOT a Dinosaur!

 
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This is NOT a Dinosaur!
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Age Range
4+
Release Date
May 05, 2022
ISBN
978-1839944949
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Prepare for a hilarious adventure with the funniest dinosaur you've EVER seen!
This book is NOT about a dinosaur! Well, not an any old dinosaur. THIS dinosaur can become the most amazing things - a footballer, pirate, deep-sea diver, knight, magician and even a hairdresser! Having a dinosaur for a friend is one BIG adventure.
This fabulously funny story has stacks of appeal for both girls and boys. Look out for spooky houses, prehistoric creatures, silly fish, sparkling teeth and LOTS of fun and friendship.

With wonderful wordplay and a sweet relationship at its heart, this is NOT a dinosaur book to be missed!

Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free "Stories Aloud" audio recording. Just scan the QR code and listen along!

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2 reviews
silly fun picture book
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
THIS IS NOT A DINOSAUR! is an adorable and silly rhyming picture book. The book shows a dinosaur (who is NOT a dinosaur) and describes it by the things it is doing, such as "a clever-magic-trick-osaur" and "a supersonic-kick-osaur."

What I loved: This is such silly fun with the (clearly a) dinosaur doing all sorts of things with a young boy, including brushing teeth, climbing a mountain, and traveling back in time. Children will definitely find a lot to giggle about along the way. The rhythm of the text is perfect, with the names being about the same length and rhyming as you go. It's a great story to read aloud, and of course, to hear. The book comes with a QR code that can be scanned for an audiobook as well, for times when caregivers are unable to read it themselves.

The illustrations are full of color and capture the story perfectly. The friendship between the boy and dinosaur are apparent throughout with plenty of fun images to explore. Combined with the writing, this is perfect for preschoolers and young elementary school readers.

What left me wanting more: As a super small thing, there are a few pages where the reading order is not immediately apparent (top across and then bottom across or left page then right page) due to the way the font lines up. Once caregivers get into the rhythm of the book and get to used it, this small challenge goes away.

Final verdict: THIS IS NOT A DINOSAUR! is a delightfully silly and charming picture book that young readers will love.
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Silly Dinosaur Fun
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
One day, a little boy meets a new friend who isn't an ordinary creature. It's not a dinosaur either even though it looks like one. Instead, it's all kinds of fun packed into one thing. There's so much the boy and the "NOT" dinosaur can do together, so they aren't bored for even a moment. He's very versatile and you never know what's coming next.

THIS IS NOT A DINOSAUR is a silly story that is perfect for children who love dinosaurs and stories about friendship. The illustrations are bright and bold with colors that pop off the page. They match the humor of the text too and makes dinosaurs even more appealing, even though it "isn't" a dinosaur. I love the concept that it's a "-saurus" with fun activities filling the space instead of a dinosaur name. It's a fun twist to this widely loved creature.


Final Verdict: I would recommend this to children aged four and up who like dinosaurs and funny stories that will bring a smile to their face. Every page is packed with humor and I love how the illustrations are as entertaining as the text.
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