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Thursday 15 August 2019

Review: Max's Dinosaur Feet!

Max’s dinosaur feet can stomp and smash, but it’s what they do to show love for his baby sister that makes them; and him so delightful.

A beautifully written story about Max’s mission not to wake his little sister Molly; even in his big green dinosaur feet. With a clever idea from his mum, Max may have the perfect solution, but will it work with all the disturbances from the rest of his family? Will little Molly continue to sleep peacefully?

I loved the calm and mindful vibe of this story and Max’s focused thoughts for his baby sister Molly who is sound asleep in her cot. Max’s actions deliver a lovely message and example about sibling love and considering others. The text flows beautifully and leads the reader to interact with fun expressive sounds like Stomp!, Flip! and Thwack!

A harmonious colour palette and beautifully soft watercolour illustrations by Penelope Pratley work in unity with the text. I love that this is a dinosaur book which is not all about loud roars and sharp teeth, it’s perfect for bedtime or reading aloud in a group.

Max’s Dinosaur Feet is the debut picture book for author Lana Spasevski, it’s left me eagerly awaiting her future work. Illustrator Penelope Pratley is an ex-reviewer for Kids Book Review, The Art Garden, released in 2018, was her debut picture book.

Title: Max's Dinosaur Feet
Author: Lana Spasevski
Illustrator: Penelope Pratley
Publisher: New Frontier, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 August 2019
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781912076376
For ages: 3 – 6
Type: Picture Book