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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Review: There's a Dinosaur in my Bathtub

A fabulously fun, imagination-filled story of a dinosaur in Amelia’s bathtub.

In There’s a Dinosaur in my Bathtub, Amelia tells readers of her secret, the dinosaur from France named Pierre in her bathtub. Having Pierre there is great; they have many adventures together including chocolate milk on the moon, giant ice-creams and when it rains they dance upside down in their pyjamas. Challenges occur too, like where should Pierre should hide when Mum needs to wash her hair?

In the essence of all good things coming to an end, Pierre packs his suitcase and says goodbye to Amelia after a delicious picnic with plenty of his favourite cheese, but maybe, just maybe he’ll be back.
I love Catalina Echeverri’s energetic illustrations featuring loose lines, and an array of textures and patterns. Pierre’s character beams with fun; his curly moustache and black beret are the perfect accessories for such a fabulous dinosaur friend.

Fun to read aloud, There’s a Dinosaur in my Bathtub is sure to inspire imagination and creative play.

Title: There's a Dinosaur in my Bathtub
Author/Illustrator: Catalina Echeverri
Publisher: Bloomsbury, $14.99
Publication Date: 1 February 2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781408839393
For ages: 2 – 5
Type: Picture Book