Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand

The Dinosaur That Pooped The Past The Dinosaur That Pooped The Past
by Tom Fletcher And Dougie Poynter
Red Fox

Supplied for review by Random HouseNew Zealand

Reviewed By: Jan Butterworth

Danny and his pooptastic dinosaur are back!

They are celebrating the birthday of Danny’s gran and she serves up broccoli and Brussel sprouts, making him clean his plate before going to play. The dinosaur sneakily gobbles the lot before he and Danny rush off to use the swing – which has powers to go back in time. They travel back until the swing snaps and throws them into the middle of a forest where they meet some dinosaurs. Their play is interrupted by a volcano exploding and they repair the swing to leave before realising all of them make it too heavy to swing through time. Then the dinosaur comes up with a plan………….

The plot is in rhythmic rhymes that are short and catchy, with clever illustrations that tell the story well. They are bright and colourful, conveying the humour of the book. This is a brilliant book in the series and one any child will love!

Unsure the parents will though, after the millionth bedtime reading it might get a little annoying.

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