Book Review: The Dinosaur that Pooped the Bed, by Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter, illustrated by Garry Parsons

cv_the_dinosaur_that_pooped_the_bedAvailable in bookshops nationwide.

The Dinosaur that Pooped the Bed is the fourth book in this series. You may be familiar, as I am, with two earlier ones – The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas and The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet, both being great favourites with the small children in our family.

Danny and Dino wanted to watch cartoons on television, but Danny’s mother has other ideas. Danny’s room was an incredible mess and needed tidying up. Poor Dino and Danny thought it would take thousands of years and were incredibly grumpy at the thought of all the work that needed to be done to make Danny’s mother happy.

They come up with a rather unique way of tidying up Danny’s room. Dino eats the mess until he grows so big he blocks the door to Danny’s bedroom. Of course the only way that Dino can feel comfortable again is to poo out the mess from the room.

This is a hilarious book with wonderful illustrations. Toilet humour appeals to small children, with laughter erupting at the description of Dino pooing the contents of Danny’s bedroom. I read this book to 4 ½ year old Abby and 3 year old Logan. Both my grandchildren know what it’s like to have to tidy up their rooms before being allowed to watch television, so both children were wide-eyed with disbelief with what Dino does next. The description of smells and the mess gave both children a great deal to laugh about.

Reviewed by Christine Frayling

The Dinosaur that Pooped the Bed
by Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter, illustrated by Garry Parsons
Published by Red Fox
ISBN 9781782951797

 

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