Sunday 24 August 2014

Picture book review : The Dinosaur That Pooped The Past - Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter

There were squeals of delight and excitement when a copy of The Dinosaur That Pooped The Past landed on The Madhouse doormat recently, and they weren't even coming from the Madhouse Mini-testers - it was Madhouse Nanny & Auntie Em who got the most excited, because they are both huge McFly and McBusted fans and knew that the authors, Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter, are members of the band. 

Having already read and enjoyed the two previous books, The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas (click through to read my review) and The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet, I knew that the kids would like the cheeky sense of humour and fun illustrations. We've decided that Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter have a serious poop-obsession and should rename their group McFlyarreah or McConstibusted !

We had a good giggle at Danny's gran, who cooks up a nasty and very green birthday tea involving hard Brussels sprouts and broccoli eggs, which ends up being fed to the dinosaur when she isn't looking. This is what the Madhouse kids usually do with the dog so they thought that was hilarious !

A magic garden swing transports Danny and the dinosaur back to the past, but when it breaks, leaving them at the mercy of an erupting volcano, they have to think fast. Luckily, Grandma's iffy tea means that the volcano isn't the only thing erupting and the hapless pair manage to surf back to the present on a wave of ... you guessed it ... dinosaur poo !

As we reached the final page, the giggles and sniggers turned into an oooh of surprise as I noticed that one of the quotes on the back page is from my review of the previous book - how cool is that ?!

All kids love toilet humour so this is bound to be another great hit, providing endless laughter at bedtime - probably not just from the kids either !

star rating : 4.5/5

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox (14 Aug 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782951784
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782951780
  • Product Dimensions: 28.4 x 23.6 x 0.6 cm

RRP : £6.99

Disclosure : We received the book in order to write an honest review.

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