If you have been reading my blog recently you may have noticed that I have two little boys who are quite into dinosaurs at the moment. Add to that our love of books, and the fact that Jacob is currently loving learning about the outdoors, and The Cloudosaurus Rex is a book that we are finding great right now!
A fun rhyming action book, perfect for children aged 3 – 6 years who love to join in with the actions and the rhyming verse as they learn about other people’s feelings, the days of the week and the weather. Blurb: May, Adelle and Eddie go outside to play, but the weather keeps changing every day. They see a Cloudosaurus Rex, king of the sky: it’s he who decides if it’s wet or dry. You can learn the days of the week together, as the Cloudosaurus Rex changes the weather.
This is quite a simple book, but it does have a lot of learning going on without bombarding the child too much. Learning about the weather, days of the week, and other people’s feelings, which I think is really important at this age and this is a fun way to do it. The text within the book is large print so easily readable for those children that can already read, or are just learning. I like that there is the rhyme after every day’s emotion and weather; Jacob joins in with it and does the actions, even when we aren’t reading the book – that’s how much he loves it! When I am reading it to him and I ask should we wear sandals or a snuggly snood, he always gives me an answer – sometimes not the right one for the weather, but he is learning, which is what this book is all about.
The illustrations are great – really suitable for the age it is aimed at. They are large, colourful, but not overpowering that they deviate away from the text. I love the picture of The Cloudosaurus Rex on every other page with his different emotions too, as J is starting to understand emotion by facial expression now and even though it is a dinosaur, he can assimilate this to people. Even travelling in the car, he looks out of the window and points out The Cloudosaurus Rex so this isn’t a book that is just read and then forgotten about. He often chooses it himself rather than me choosing it for him. It is a paperback though so I do have to be careful when Noah gets hold of it as he is still a bit of a book ninja – just something to be aware of. Nonetheless, I think this will be a well loved book for a long time to come! (As you can see, it is already becoming one!).
Age: 3-6 years
Our rating – 5/5
We were sent this product free of charge to review. All thoughts and opinions are honest & our own.
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