Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Storybook Corner Book Review: Where's My Dinosaur? by Ashling Kwok

Where's My Dinosaur
Ashling Kwok
Illustrated by Jasmine Berry 
Publication date: 30th September 2021
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Pages: 32
RRP: $26.95AUD
Format read: Hardcover
Source: Courtesy of the publisher
Back cover blurb
Daddy told me I'm getting a new playmate.
I'm so excited!
I hope it's a puppy. Or even a little chick.
Ooh, it might even be a bunny.
But most of all I hope it's a dinosaur - I love dinosaurs!
As mum's tummy gets bigger and bigger, a little girl dreams about what could possibly be growing inside....

 My review
Where's My Dinosaur? is a fun story about a misunderstanding. When daddy tells his daughter a new playmate is growing in mummy's tummy she starts to speculate about what that playmate would be. She would love a dinosaur but mummy's tummy is too small.
As mummy's tummy grows so does the idea of the new playmate; a chicken, a rabbit, a bear, an elephant. Until mummy's tummy is soooo big she is convinced it is a dinosaur. 
When the new baby arrives she is not happy but soon the baby grows and loves dinosaurs just as much as the little girl.
The story ends with mum expecting again and the once baby, now a toddler, is hoping for a dinosaur.
We all loved this funny, engaging and heartwarming story. Told through the eyes of a young girl as she awaits the new addition to the family.
The story features a culturally diverse family and the vivid full spread illustrations are imaginative and colourful. I loved how the story ends back at the beginning!
Where's My Dinosaur? would make the perfect gift, not only for young children awaiting the arrival of a sibling but also little dinosaur enthusiasts.
My rating 5 / 5   ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

About the author
Ashling Kwok is a children's author from Sydney and loves immersing herself in worlds where anything is possible. Ashling has been dreaming of creating stories for children since she was 14. In the time since, she has become an accomplished journalist, magazine editor and freelance writer. Her previous books include Lola and Grandpa and The Battle
About the illustrator
Jasmine Berry is an illustrator and graphic designer from Perth, Western Australia. Jasmine has over 10 years of experience creating masters and artwork for a leading Australian Educational Publisher.
Where's My Dinosaur? is her debut picture book. 

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