Dinosaurs in the Supermarket by Timothy Knapman and Sarah Warburton

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Dinosaurs in the Supermarket by Timothy Knapman and Sarah Warburton

Category: For Sharing
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: Louise Jones
Reviewed by Louise Jones
Summary: Dinosaurs are on the rampage in the local supermarket, but only one little boy can see them....
Buy? Yes Borrow? Yes
Pages: 32 Date: March 2013
Publisher: Scholastic
External links: Author's website
ISBN: 9781407114712

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There are dinosaurs in the supermarket!
Look, they’re everywhere!
If only grown-ups noticed them
They’d get a frightful scare.

But of course, the grown-ups are so immersed in their grocery shopping, that they don’t notice the dinosaurs hiding on the shelves, in amongst the vegetables and behind the display cases. Only one little boy is observant enough to spot the dinosaurs all around the supermarket and the fact that their antics are causing chaos. If he doesn’t do something soon, the adults may blame HIM for all the mess appearing on the walls and floors.

Dinosaurs in the Supermarket is a lot of fun to read. There are dinosaurs hiding on every page, but finding them can be quite tricky. The pictures are colourful and bright and brimming with detail. Was that a pair of eyes I spied peeking out of the carrots? Is that a purple tail behind that display of tins? Is that T. Rex disguised as a customer wearing a trilby?

I loved the fact that only the boy in the story and the reader can spot the dinosaurs. All the adults are cheerfully going about their business, completely unaware of the disorder around them. I also liked the way that the dinosaurs are pictured inside the end covers and their names are spelled phonetically, so that we can pronounce them properly. Kids have a great ability for tackling complicated dinosaur names and it gives them something to impress the teacher with at school!

The story also has a brilliant ending with the dinosaurs jumping out from their hiding places to say BOO! to the grown-ups. Children will love the picture on the last page of the colourful dinosaurs revealing themselves to the petrified customers. Of course, it gives both parent and child the perfect opportunity to shout BOO! as loud as we can in unison!

This story is perfect for young dinosaur fans and the detailed pictures will keep them amused for ages. A lovely book to share.

There are many great story books about dinousaurs for young children. Try How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen,Jump into Dino World! or Don't Invite Dinosaurs To Dinner by Neil Griffiths and Peggy Collins for more dino fun.

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