“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Dinosaurs Love Cheese

dinosaurs-love-cheeseAuthor:  Jackie French

Illustrator:  Nina Rycroft

Published by:  Angus & Robertson, Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers

Ages:   3 – 5

Theme:  cheese, animals, mayhem

Opening lines:   I love milk and sandwiches,  but dinosaurs love cheese.

Synopsis:   A  new book for the younger set from beloved author Jackie French. It follows the travels of a pet stegosaurus, his young toddler charge and harried mum, as they attempt to keep their rather large friend in cheese.  From the Back of the book…   Monkeys love bananas, Giraffes can’t resist the trees, I like milk and sandwiches..  But who stole the cheese?    For everyone who loves dinosaurs  – and cheese!

Why I like this:   This is a delightful book by Australia’s award winning author Jackie French.  This is a fun, simple story  that kids will love to have read to them over and over again.   The illustrations by the amazing Nina Rycroft are bright big and bold with every page full of action pack fun.  Kids will enjoy picking out the different animals causing mayhem.

Resources/Findings:     A wonderfully fun interview with the author here….    http://blog.boomerangbooks.com.au/player-profile-jackie-french-author-of-dinosaurs-love-cheese/2013/03

Reading her blog bio, one can’t help but smile at how one becomes a writer…   http://www.jackiefrench.com/

A fun website to learn all about dinosaurs…..    http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/dinosaurs.html

All kids need to know about cheese….     http://www.britishcheese.com/kids

For more books with resources please head on over and visit the lovely author Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Perfect Picture Books.    Her blog is full of resources links and activities associated with the books reviewed by many authors



About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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18 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

  1. Sounds like a book that will evoke a lot of laughter from kids. Love the inviting cover! Great choice.

  2. Catherine Johnson says:

    Sounds very fun Diane. I love the odd combination of dinosaurs and cheese.

  3. I couldn’t find this one through my library, but put some others on hold. Thanks, Diane!

  4. Darlene says:

    I love the idea of this book!

  5. MMMMMM! I love cheese too! I’ll look for this one! thanks!

  6. I LOVE the title of the book! hee hee 😀 Who knew dinosaurs liked cheese! 😉

  7. Ooh this looks like such fun! I was totally sold right off on the title! 🙂 What a silly and unexpected combination! Thanks for sharing, Diane! 🙂

  8. I love cheese too…but it doesn’t like me. 🙂
    Great book, Diane…silly and funny…just what kids will love!

  9. cassam101 says:

    I have just seen this.Little toddler boy I look after loves dinosaurs he is only two and a half and knows lots of dinosaur names.I have lots of dinosaur books but not this one ,I have to get it sounds like fun.

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