I have to start this review by saying that I absolutely LOVED these books. From the moment they hit the doormat I could not wait to read them. I know they’re a kids book and I saved it until bedtime so my 5 year old boy could read them but you often read reviews and often wonder if a person is riven by wanting to please the company. As you may have gathered from my past review, I always give my honest opinion – this isn’t always what people may want to hear, but I made a pact with myself that I would always give my real views, otherwise it’s not really a review – it’s just a positive spin on everything.
Anyway, I absolutely jumped through the roof to review these books. I have a slight confession – I have met the Mcfly boys. A lot. I was a die hard Busted follower back in the day. I spent most weekends trawling the country (and even going to different countries) to see them and as Mcfly were part of the same management and went on tour with them, our paths crossed numerous times. I met Mcfly before they became this massive pop sensation, including at their first ever TV appearance, their album launch and then again on their first ever supporting tour. So it’s safe to say I have a bit of a soft spot for them. And can’t quite believe I’m sharing this photo…
|2003. Me blonde. Cringe.
The boys “Obviously” (badumbumBOOSH) have a cheeky sense of humour so I thought their book would follow the same path – and I certainly wasn’t wrong.
Dougie and Tom have now penned 3 ‘Dinosaur’ books; The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas was their first book and we have been lucky enough to read copies of ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet’ and the most recent offering ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past’
They all are based on Danny and his dinosaur friend and they follow them on an adventure (either space travel or through the past). The planet book was the first we read – and Charlie has honestly never ever laughed so much at a book. Here’s why:
1) He’s 5. And it has the word pooped in the title
2) It’s got dinosaurs in it
3) It rhymes
4) It has the word POO in massive letters
5) There’s a cat with a doddle of poo on it at the end – which he still only has to hear the mere mention of said cat and he dissolves into absolute tears of laughter
The following evening before bed we read the next book ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past’ and this was met with equal squeals and fits of giggles.
Overall – I know that most kids absolutely LOVE toilet humour. I too, as a parent found this book very cheeky but VERY funny! The pictures are bright and have lots of little details (including that damn poo on the cats helmet) that kids will just love. I don’t want to tell you much about the story itself as I don’t want to give it away; but the fact the book rhymed too which makes it easier for adults to read to the children as you get into a rhythm.
It’s probably not the best one for them to take into class to read out to the teacher but if you’re looking for a cheeky laugh out loud book for your kids then look no further than The Dinosaur Who Pooped range. Charlie has already been telling all his friends and delighted in taking the book round to my Dad’s to get him to read out loud to him. Without a shadow of doubt, The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas will be on the Santa list this year. I can’t actually wait to find out what Danny and the Dinosaur get up to.
Disclaimer – we were so lucky that the Mumsnet team sent me these two books to review and I’m so blimming grateful that they did. All words, opinions and pictures all are my own.