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After receiving this particular gift set for Christmas last year, it seems I have read and re-read these books that I will now review one of, time and time again!
The book I will now review is - “Harry and the dinosaurs go wild by Ian Whybrow”.
The basic premise behind these stories, if you have never seen the programme that the books are based on, is a little boy called Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs and the adventures they get upto, whether it be in Harry’s world or dinoworld.
This particular story is quite nice in the respect it actively encourages the chid reader to believe that even though they are little, there is so much they can achieve with a bit of luck and a lot of hard ork to boot.
The story starts with Harry and his family, usually his mum, sister Sam and his nan, taking a trip around a drive through safari park. After a conversation with his sister, she mentions the fact that some of the animals that were not featured within the park (ie pandas), due to the fact that they are endangered.
This of course spiked Harry’s interest and asked so many question about what endangered actually means, that Harry’s mum helps him to do research via the internet.
After seeing there are many, many animals on the endangered list, Harry and the dinosaurs decide that they must do something to raise awareness, and with the help of a local bookshop keeper, Mr Bopsom, they do just that, I mean after all, the animals don’t want to become extinct, like Harry’s dinosaurs!
This is a lovely book. On every page there are top to bottom illustrations that are vibrant and detailed, with there being something new to be seen every time you read the book.
The text is simple and on the short side, but not what I would deem as a starter reader book, much more suitable for a parent/child reading session, though my little Harry (Connor), loves to point at the dinosaurs and get me to read out the different names of them, this is easy enough to achieve, as in the back of the book, each name has been spelled out in the way it should be written.
Pricewise these are available for around the £5.00 mark via www.amazon.co.uk
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