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Sunday 9 December 2018

Review: Dino-Christmas

Dinosaurs and Christmas might seem a strange mix, but they make for a fun story.

Dino-Christmas is, as you might expect, about dinosaurs at Christmas time. 

Being set in the northern hemisphere, one of the dominant features in the story is snow.

Dino-Christmas begins with the dinosaurs playing in the snow -- having Raptor races and ice skating.

They're soon invested in making and eating Christmas cookies, and decorating trees.

Some of the dinosaurs are really helpful, while others are a bit mischieveous, a little like children.

As the story progresses, the dinosaurs get closer and closer to Christmas, even participating in a special Christmas parade. And eventually there's a visit from Santa Claws (a T-Rex of course), and a chorus of dinosaurs singing carols.

Dino-Christmas is told in rhyme and illustrated in bright colours. There's a lot happening on each page -- plenty for children who love prehistoric creatures, or are excited about Christmas, to delve into and get even more excited about.

Lisa Wheeler and Barry Gott have also created a number of other dino-themed stories (at least ten of them), which you might like to look out for.  

Title: Dino-Christmas
Author: Lisa Wheeler
Illustrator: Barry Gott
Publisher: Walker Books, $ 24.99
Publication Date: November 2018
Format: Hardcover
ISBN:  9781512403152
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture book