Knock Knock Dinosaur

Knock Knock Dinosaur

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A rhyming dinosaur counting book with a difference from award-winning author Caryl Hart, creator of Supermarket Zoo, and bestselling illustrator Nick East. Knock, knock! Who's at the door? One real live dinosaur! A visit from a dinosaur might sound like fun ...but when T. Rex's friends turn up too - munching and crunching, skating down the hall and drawing on the walls - it's time for this little boy to panic. What is Mum going to say when she gets home?!
Publisher: London :, Hodder Children's Books,, 2017.
Copyright Date: copyright2017
ISBN: 9781444928471
9781444928495
Branch Call Number: J PIC
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: East, Nick - Illustrator

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Library_geek Jun 06, 2017

I love this book…what can I say it is just every little bit of perfection that you could imagine when it comes to a picture book. As I read it out loud to myself, practicing for a story time next week I found myself loving every single page and is now on my list of awesome picture books. So you ... Read More »


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Library_geek Jun 06, 2017

I love this book…what can I say it is just every little bit of perfection that you could imagine when it comes to a picture book. As I read it out loud to myself, practicing for a story time next week I found myself loving every single page and is now on my list of awesome picture books. So you are probably wondering why I love it so much? Let me tell you about this book and all that it encompasses.

When I began reading, I found myself comparing the book to Dr Seuss ‘Cat in the Hat’, and although it wasn’t one of my favourite books as a child, this book is a lot shorter and very snappy. What I mean by this is that it hasn’t been designed as an early reader like the Dr Seuss books are known for, but rather I see this book being suitable for toddlers and preschoolers. I know it is going to be a hit with children (and adults too, notably geeky librarians), especially in groups reading sessions.

From that very first KNOCK KNOCK at the door as the book began, it was clear that the book was going to be an adventure. Not only does Caryl Hart bring to us some ACTUAL SIZE dinosaurs who get into all sorts of mischief, she has cleverly included counting from 1-10 seamlessly into the story. It melds together so well that the children won’t even realise that they are learning to count while having a story read to them.

The words are rhyming which assist children with word prediction and recognition which is an important reading skill. The rhyming makes the book very catchy which will make the words easy to remember which I think is wonderful for a storytime situation. With Words like THUMP BUMP BASH and MUNCH CRUNCH CRUNCH there will be much interaction from the children when you are reading this to them. I love it when children get involved in a book, especially if they are shouting out phrases enthusiastically.

The illustrations are gorgeous, engaging and soooo very colourful. There is so much to see on each page and Nick East has done a great job at putting some great expressions on the dinosaur faces. Like my little friend in my last blog post, I am sure these illustrations will be explored in detail by children (and myself, I love illustrations).

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