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If I Had a Dinosaur

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I was really surprised to come to GoodReads and see the negative ratings, and was horrified that I hadn't noticed the racist illustrations, but it appears my copy has been updated - thank goodness! I just loved the look on the cat's face when that landed next to it), and many more other fun things. A witty and charmingly illustrated bedtime story about a little girl who imagines what it would be like to have a dinosaur of her very own A little girl dreams of having her very own pet. If you didn't look at the cover art, you'd probably think it was some little white boy, based on my description.

Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the author in exchange for an honest review. The bright, joyful pictures made me happy except for in the instances they made me question the illustrator's ability to draw. The pacing is great, the vocabulary is age appropriate and the illustrations are bright, appealing and full of little details so each time you read the story there are new things to spot.And she’s totally up to caring for it: she would feed it lots of leafy greens and dig it a nice pond to swim in, even brush its teeth. Il testo è in rima, così è facile sia per i bambini sia per chi legge, dare un ritmo incalzante alla storia; anche i disegni sono molto belli, ricchi di particolari da scoprire e commentare insieme al proprio bimbo.

Dogs are nice, she already has a cat, but the girl who narrates the story is looking for a different kind of pet. One content warning: there is an entire spread devoted to the question of how to clean dino-sized droppings with an unsubtle depiction of such (think the poop emoji with no face). Wonderfully characterised and atmospheric illustrations complement humorous rhyming text in a story that will appeal to young dinosaur-lovers. Gabby Dawnay's rhyming text and Alex Barrow's simple yet evocative illustrations combine beautifully.This little kid also wants a dinosaur after going through a list of other pets that just weren't good enough.

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