Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Review - The Dinosaur That Pooped the Bed!

The Dinosaur That Pooped the Bed! (The Dinosaur That Pooped)
by Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter
illustrated by Garry Parsons
Date: 2015
Publisher: Aladdin
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

Danny and Dino must clean their room if they want to watch their favorite TV show in the latest Dinosaur That Pooped story by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter of the English pop punk group McFly.

Danny and Dinosaur want to watch television, but Mom won’t let them until they’ve cleaned their room.

So Danny thinks of a plan to make all the mess go away in one humungous gulp: he gets Dino to eat it all up! But just when they think they can get away with it, there’s a rumble in Dino’s tummy and another EXPLOSIVE adventure is about to begin!

(synopsis from Goodreads)

I thought I'd had enough dinosaur poop, but when the library got another of these e-books in, I just couldn't resist. I actually like this one a little better than The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past! because of the message. Danny and Dino cut corners when they're trying to clean up their bedroom, and it backfires... spectacularly.

Rather than actually clean up, Dino just eats everything. He swells up so huge that he blocks the door, preventing Danny from getting out... and getting to the TV! Of course, the solution to any problem in these books is always the same, and Dino lets it rip.

Little kids who are still enamoured with poop jokes will probably love this. There's nothing wrong with it, really, it's just that I think I'm a little older than the target audience. Still, I did giggle a little when the... um... poop hit the fan. (Actually, it was a ceiling light. But you get the idea.)

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

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 3.29 out of 5

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