The Somethingosaur is a new book by Tony Mitton, which was released on the 6th June 2012.
It’s the story of an adorable little creature (The Somethingosaur) who hatches from his egg and finds he’s separated from his mummy, but actually he has no idea who his mummy is.
You know the story by now; it’s an old familiar tale; told in many ways – but what makes this great is the rhyming – it felt like the really good nice simple sentences structured not a million miles from a Julia Donaldson book – and was really enjoyable to read (and if you’ve a keen reader then it’s possible that by the second read they’ll already be finishing your sentences for you).
The pictures are lovely too – and make me want to make a Somethingosaur doll… it’d be too cute!
There’s a happy ending of course, it’s a lovely book which was a delight to read and look at. Tony Mitton (the author) and Russel Ayto (the illustrator) have done a marvellous job!
The Somethingosaur is a HarperCollins Children’s Book, available now with a rrp of £10.99, hardback only.
I received a copy to review, all opinions are mine.