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Never Follow a Dinosaur

by Alex Latimer

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Joe and Sally found some strange footprints in the kitchen floor, and all the evidence points to a hungry, heavy, dancing and swimming dinosaur. They have worked very hard building a perfect dinosaur trap. Will it work?

Lovely story with lovely characters. They know the footprints were made by a dinosaur despite their father saying dinosaurs are extinct, and they are confident of being capable of catching it if they succeed in making the perfect trap. So when the unthinkable happens none of them are surprised. They knew it all along, didn't they? Wonderful illustrations and refreshing text make a funny story about curiosity, perseverance and imagination.

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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  Sanlema | Aug 24, 2016 |
Never Follow a Dinosaur is Alex Latimer's (Lion vs. Rabbit, 2013) newest picture book. While the premise is solid, the final product falls flat. Two white children follow the footprints of a dinosaur through their house and yard, imagining the reasons the dinosaur could have for visiting each stop. Ultimately, they find an real dinosaur matching each silly characteristic they imagined. The illustrations are nice, but not exceptional. The plot is cute, but not unique. It's a little funny, but not laugh worthy. With all the picture books out there, this one is destined to get lost in the crowd. ( )
  einin | Aug 17, 2016 |
This book was absolutely hilarious and I found it to be a very fun read.
Sally and Joe discover what they believe to be dinosaur footprints and follow them to find out if they are right. What follows is laugh out loud theories that build and build and are really very funny.
I wanted to read the book to my 6-year-old son and ended up not only reading it to him numerous times but he wanted to read it for himself too. This book is definitely a must-read for young children who love dinosaurs and pure silliness.
I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher (thank you!) via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  Veronica.Sparrow | Jul 27, 2016 |
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