The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas – 12 Days of Christmas books – Day 1

You all know that I love books and I’m very lucky that Monkey does too.  He’s 4 years old in a few weeks time and he loves story time, whether it’s here with me, at Nursery School, or down at the Library.  Books are part of our lives, I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I feel that this year Monkey really grasps the whole idea of Christmas, although it’s still not as important as his birthday!  I decided to combine our love of reading and Christmas, to bring you a series of posts ’12 Days of Christmas Books’.  I’m starting with The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter.  The book is published by The Random House Group.

The Dinosaur That Pooped ChristmasAs soon as I read out the title to Monkey, he was there, sitting on the sofa – Mummy it’s story time NOW! The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas combines two of Monkey’s favourite things – dinosaurs and poop.  Yes, he’s at that lovely age when everything has a reference to poop.  It’s great, it’s a phase that I’m really enjoying, not!  But, I know he will grow out of it – won’t he??

Now I may be ancient, but even I know who the authors of this book are, and yes, I do quite like McFly (whispers quietly).  Monkey, obviously has no idea, he just loves dinosaurs, poop and Christmas.  This book is perfectly aimed at children of a similar age.

The rhyming story kept his attention from the start of The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas.  It tells the story of a little boy who has everything, but still wants more.  The sort of child that needs to be taught a lesson.  Santa couldn’t believe the size of Danny’s Christmas list and decides he needs a special present.  Enter the ‘hero’ of the hour – our little dinosaur friend.

The Dinosaur That Pooped ChristmasNow this little dinosaur has a bit of an appetite, well actually, that’s a lie, he has an insatiable appetite. The dinosaur starts to eat his way through Danny’s Christmas – starting with the tree and decorations, he even ate Santa and his sleigh!

As Danny learns a valuable lesson about wanting too much, being too greedy, he sees the dinosaur eating everything in his path, destroying the Christmas that Danny loves.

The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas is humourously illustrated by Garry Parsons, and Monkey loved every page of the story.  He couldn’t wait to see what mischief the dinosaur caused next.  As Danny realises the error of his ways, the dinosaur does too.

The Dinosaur That Pooped ChristmasOf course, every action has a consequence, we’ve all been through nappy changing.  We know that what goes in, must come out!  I’ll leave the rest of the story to your imagination, suffice to say that there is a happy end to this tale.

We’ve been reading the 30 page, mini hardback book edition of The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas.  It’s just the right size to fit snuggly into someone’s Christmas stocking!

I’m not sure that reading about poop would be my first thought, but I’m not nearly 4, I’m not a little boy, and I’m clearly not in the know.  Monkey loves this book, it makes him giggle, and surely, that’s what Christmas is all about – being happy.

disclaimer:  we were sent this book for the purpose of review, our comments however, remain our own, honest opinions

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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