Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on April 16, 2011
I have twin toddlers, and mealtime is frequently a disaster. There's food all over the floor, juice all over their trays, and two gigantic messes eager to jump into the tub.

This book has been a tremendous help. First of all, the illustrations are absolutely beautiful. They're funny and elegant, and filled with little touches that my children love- like household pets watching in horror as the poorly behaved dinosaurs wreak havoc on mealtime. I myself am particularly fond of the illustrations of the dinosaur's poor human parents, watching in disgust and alarm as their dinosaur children throw food in the air, bubble their milk, or stick beans up their noses.

Then there's the story itself. Short and sweet, and cleverly rhymed. The rhyme is the most helpful. Now that my children know and love the book so much, at mealtimes I only need to repeat a rhyme from to book, "Does a dinosaur throw down his cup, hoping to make someone else pick it up?" for my children to shake their heads, and meekly place their cups into the cup holders on their trays.

Maybe the book is magic, I don't know, but it's been wonderful. We read it several times a week, and I think it will continue to be a staple around bedtime in our home for years to come.
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