BOOK CLUB: Dinosaur Roar and Ten Terrible Dinosaurs

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Dinosaur Roar

Author: Henrietta Stickland and Paul Stickland
ISBN: 9781509885398
RRP: $14.99
Publication Date: 8th Jan 2019
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs

Author: Paul Stickland
ISBN: 9781509835522
RRP: $14.99
Publication Date: 8th Jan 2019
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher

This month we were super lucky to source 20 copies of both Dinosaur Roar and Ten Terrible Dinosaurs.

We have new editions of these iconic children’s picture books. Dinosaur Roar is a 25th Anniversary Edition and Ten Terrible Dinosaurs was first published in 1997.

I guarantee that these bright and eye catching picture books are going to be just as popular with children of today as they were with original audiences in the 1990s.

My almost 5 year old and I sat to read these together and he insisted we read them a second time, directly after finishing the first read.

Dinosaur Roar has been heralded a modern classic, it is now twenty-five years old and has never been out of print. This anniversary edition has been produced from original artwork that’s been re-scanned and is endorsed by the Natural History Museum.

Dinosaur Roar is a fun rhyming book that relies on opposing adjectives to describe a menagerie of dinosaurs.

We have a family of dinosaur lovers, especially the Land Before Time movies, so dinosaurs are three horns, long necks, spike tails and sharp teeth; which worked for him as we read Dinosaur Roar together.

Bright colours, recognisable dinosaurs and simple to remember rhymes make this a fun read and some beautiful bonding time with your toddler through to early schooler.

We then discovered, with great delight, the pull-out poster in the back of the book that will be going up on the bedroom wall.

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs is set in the world of Dinosaur Roar and brings together full colour illustrations with simple rhymes and a melodic rhythm.

The thing I love about this sort of book is I can have my pre-schooler practice their counting without really registering that they’re practising their counting. He was more than happy to count the dinosaurs on every page, without getting sick of it and giving up.

The antics of the dinosaurs were fun and there was great enjoyment in trying to pick which was the dinosaur disappearing before we turned the page.

Overall these are two classically involving picture books that are sure to delight. I look forward to reading them with the toddler over the weekend, he was napping when we read earlier.

Thanks to Pan MacMillan 20 of our Beauty and Lace club members will be reading and reviewing both Dinosaur Roar and Ten Terrible Dinosaurs with their little people so please be aware the comments below may be written by little people.

Dinosaur Roar and Ten Terrible Dinosaurs are available now through Pan MacMillan, Booktopia, Angus & Robertson and where all good books are sold.

18 thoughts on “BOOK CLUB: Dinosaur Roar and Ten Terrible Dinosaurs

  1. Received these two great books a few days ago. My children 5&3 have already asked me to read them multiple times and love the pictures and the story. My 3yr old and I read these together first whilst oldest was at school. He loved them so much he asked me to read them a second time directly after finishing them. One is great to help with counting and the other is good for emotions etc two new favourites to add to the collection.

  2. We got these two books recently and WOW! 10 terrible dinosaurs had been read almost everyday for 3 weeks!! My 3.5 year old is absolutely thrilled with it, she has a huge dinosaur interested and loves counting so this ticks both of her happy boxes! A must read I definitely recommend.
    Dinosaur Roar we only read twice, she was not interested and it didn’t keep her interest, perhaps in another 6-12 months it may be different when she enjoys the rhyming aspect more.

    Great kids presents though, girls and boys alike

  3. Love these books. My daughters do too 🙂 I love that they encourage speech and expression. My girls love the pictures and the rhythm of the books. And the poster in dinosaur roar. Well illustrated and great all round.

  4. What a delightful set of books. My 4 year old great niece loved them and wanted me to read them again and again. Bright colourful and appealing. Dinosaurs are a big hit at the moment so a perfect time to engage a young mind in speech, number recognition, rhyme and emotions. Also a great size book for small hands. The Poster in Dinosaur Roar was a big hit and is proudly displayed on the bedroom door.

  5. My daughters were very excited when the parcel arrived and they saw there were books for them in it! My girls are 5 & 8 and they loved the bright pictures and different illustrations. They’ve come at a great time too as we’re exploring rhyming books as part of speech therapy for one of the girls. They also loved counting the dinosaurs. These books are also perfect for my 8 year old to sit and read- to herself or to her sister.
    I think the favourite part for the girls is looking at the different shaped and coloured dinosaurs.

  6. What fun books!
    My 2 year old daughter and 5 year old son absolutely loved the books! I had to re read both of them tonight!
    I can see them becoming firm favourites.
    Loved everything about them!

  7. David age 3 says ‘I give these books 10 / 10 Dinosaur stars!’
    He loves these books so much! I found them enjoyable to read and a great addition to his collection.
    I like that they aid learning and are so bright and colourful.
    Thank you for the review 🙂

  8. this was one my son loved the illustration where excellent and very easy for my son to follow just enough words to keep his attention there was a few words he had trouble with but over all a great book for young readers

  9. My 4 and 3 year olds loved 10 terrible dinosaurs and dinosaur roar, the bright and colourful illustrations captured their attention. While the story encourages counting and is easy for kids to follow along. Great picture books for little kids.

  10. Dinosaur Roar and Ten Terrible Dinosaurs was first published in 1997 but are celebrating their 25th anniversary in the 2019 edition.

    Visually stimulating, and full of colour these comical illustrations are bound to please all dinosaur enthusiasts.

    In Dinosaur Roar we learn about opposites and rhymes. And in Ten Terrible Dinosaurs more rhyming and counting. We find similar catchy style of characters in both books.

    These books are loads of fun. Children will be engaged and learn so much (incidental learning that the children won’t notice!) The text is simple and would suit readers up to 5 years/preschool age.

    Thank you Beauty and Lace Book Club and Pan Macmillan Australia for the ROARsome reading and reviewing opportunity. My children have given them 5 stars and I can’t wait to read them to the children at daycare. This is a great resource with plenty of ideas to extend the learning in numeracy, literacy and learning about our favourite prehistoric animals. Well done to Paul Stickland for this timeless children’s book!

  11. We received these books and my daughters 8 & 6 absolutely loved them.
    We found the exciting, bright and very engaging.
    Lots of fun to read.

    Thank you beauty and lace and pan Macmillan Australia for the wonderful Dinosaur books by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland.

  12. My two littliest kiddos (aged 7 & 3) loved these books. We are repeatedly reading them! 🙂 Awesome illustrations! Definitely a must have on the family bookshelf.

  13. Beautifully illustrated and well delivered children’s stories. Filled to the brim with lush vibrant colours and short bursts of story on each page . Perfect for young children up to ages 5-6 .
    Enough story to keep the children intrigued and even being able to read it more then once .
    Very impressed with the delivery and the well illustrated stories, would recommend the artist and story teller .
    Perfect for the young at heart and before bed time .

  14. My daughter absolutely loves these books. The illustrations are fantastic and she loves the bright colours. We only received these books a week ago and so far every night we have read one of them.

    My daughter is only one and a half and loves the rhyming of the books and enjoys counting the dinosaurs in ‘Ten Terrible Dinosaurs’.

    These books are a great easy read with fantastic illustrations. I would say they are more suited for older readers such as maybe 3 and upwards however my daughter still does enjoy me reading them to her. I just worry with younger children that the books would get destroyed easily as we have already had two pages ripped accidentally from and excited one year old reader!

    Thank you Beauty and Lace and pan Macmillan Australia for these fantastic Dinosaur books by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland.

  15. We received these books recently and my sons loves them. You can’t really go wrong with Dinosaur themed books and these were a hit both with my 5 year old and 2 year old boys. The illustrations are beautifully done. My son who just started kindy and is learning to read is following the words with his finger as I read to him. Even my 2 year who is just learning how to count, loves Ten Terrible Dinosaurs as he listens to the numbers being read out. It’s a great set of books.

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