Book Review: The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter

The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas cover

The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter, Random House, RRP $18.99, ISBN9781849417792, Available now.

Never has a book had a more descriptive title. Fletcher and Poynter do not muck around, so if you don’t want to read about dinosaur poo combined with Christmas, do not read this book.

If, on the other hand, you have the sense of humour of a five year old or you ARE a five year old, you will laugh like a drain.

Personally I think the word “poo” is one of the best in the English language, funny to read, funny to say and about a funny subject.

Danny is a little boy who wants everything for Christmas, even though he’s got quite a lot already. So instead of leaving him another present, Santa Claus leaves him an egg. An egg that hatches into a very hungry dinosaur. A dinosaur who, as it turns out, has a very fast and efficient digestive system…

Last, but not least, and never forgotten

Granny popped out of the dinosaur’s bottom.

The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas is brilliant, hilariously written, perfect for reading out loud (with a similar cadence to The Night Before Christmas) and it has vibrantly large illustrations. I suspect little children everywhere will want this one read to them every night for months.