Monday, January 21, 2019

Review - The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet!

The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet! (The Dinosaur That Pooped)
by Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter
illustrated by Garry Parsons
Date: 2013
Publisher: Aladdin
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

From Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter of McFly comes a supersonic space adventure filled with planets, poop, and pandemonium!

One boy, one space rocket, one very hungry dinosaur: the ingredients for an explosive space adventure of epic poop-portions! But when Danny realizes he’s forgotten Dino’s lunch box, the very hungry dinosaur eats everything in sight, including their only way home: the rocket! How will Dino get them back home?

Meet Danny and his pet Dinosaur, Dino. No matter what this ravenous reptile ingests, he never keeps it down for long.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Oh, my lord. I shouldn't be laughing at this. I'm a grown woman. Something about this just had me in stitches, though.

Danny and his dinosaur go to the space museum, where they go on an adventure into outer space. But they forget to take the dinosaur's lunch box, so he gets hungry and eats everything... from their rocket ship to the moon to some Martian cats (they're like Earth cats, except they wear hats). After this binge, Danny and his friend are trapped up in space. Or are they?

The conclusion is disgusting and hilarious, and little kids will probably laugh out loud.

I can't believe I'm going to rate this one so high. What can I say? Sometimes poop is still funny, even when you're a grownup.

Quotable moment:

Premise: 4/5
Meter: 3/5
Writing: 4/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 5/5

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 4 out of 5

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