Book Review: Stink-o-saurus by Deano Yipadee, illustrated Paul Beavis

Available in bookshops nationwide.

cv_stink_o_saurusI got rather excited when ripping open this package. Stink-o-saurus is another wonderful book from this great team – Deano Yipidee and Paul Beavis. Our 3-year-old granddaughter Quinn’s great favourite is one of their previous books – Nee Naw the Little Fire Engine. She chucks it at her Mothers and says “read it”.

All 3-year olds love toilet humour so this was bound to be a winner.

“Stan was a rare dinosaur,
a one of a kind.
Most roared from their front,
his roar came from his behind.”

Nobody wanted to play with poor Stan, but one day Tommy T-Rex thumped into town. Stan was just as scared as everybody else but from somewhere came courage.

This is a stunning story with beautiful illustrations from Paul Beavis. I think what appeals to children with this story is the constant sounds made by the story teller and how Stan reacts – funny stuff and very appealing to 3-year-old Quinn. Her eyes lit up with amazement when Stan shook in his boots and “farted”. Quinn is also known for her smelly ones.

One little girl gave this book the thumbs up – so one book that won’t be coming home with me. The real bonus with this book is that it also comes with a CD – “play it again Grandma”

Reviewed by Christine Frayling

by Deano Yipadee
illustrated Paul Beavis
Published by Scholastic
ISBN 9781775434733

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