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Saturday, 17 May 2014

Review: Gigantosaurus

Jonny Duddle is an award-winning author/illustrator and it's easy to see why--his luscious picture books are a visual feast of gigantosaurus proportions, and, with the addition of drama and humour, make a win-win formula for kids.

Bonehead, Tiny, Fin and Bill head out to play, when Bonehead (and there's a reason for his moniker) decides to have a bit of 'fun' by scaring the living daylights out of his friends.

Climbing to a high point, he proceeds to announce the arrival of a variety of menacing monsters. 'Run! Hide! It's gigantosaurus!' he yells, as a line-up of harmless dinos stomp into view--a triceratops, a diplodocus, a stegosaurus--all after nothing more than a leafy jungle salad.

Like the dino that cried wolf, Bonehead milks the hilarity one too many times and ends up in a rather compromising position, as the boy who cries wolf invariably does.

Strikingly beautiful, dynamic and funny illustrations round out a galloping rhyming tale that would make for wonderful out-loud reading.

Jonny Duddle, you've done it again.

Title: Gigantosaurus
Author/Illustrator: Jonny Duddle
Publisher: Scholastic, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 May 2014
Format: Soft cover
ISBN: 9781742761015
For ages: 3 - 9
Type: Picture Book

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