Title: The Girl and the Dinosaur
Author: Hollie Hughes
Illustrator: Sarah Massini
When Marianne digs for bones on the beach, she discovers a dinosaur who she wishes will be her friend and come to life. That night her wish comes true and Bony takes her on a truly magical, imaginative adventure through the sea and sky that is beyond your wildest dreams!
It is no exaggeration to say EVERY SINGLE ILLUSTRATION IN THIS BOOK IS EXQUISITE! I can’t praise Sarah enough – the illustrations work in perfect harmony with Hollie’s beautiful, rhythmic and lyrical words.
Together, Hollie and Sarah have created a story that sweeps you away to another world – it will have you wanting to dig for bones on the beach!
From the first sighting of Bony to the excitement of Bony coming to life.
This book had the most contenders EVER for favourite spread, I finally decided on this stunning page.
It’s safe to say my whole family LOVE this book. I’ve spent ages thinking about what to say in this review because it is hard to know how to do this book justice. For me, it is perfectly balanced between lyrical rhyming text that rolls off the tongue and incredible illustrations. But perhaps the highest accolade I can share is that from the moment this book came in the post, my daughter has been obsessed with it. She loves dinosaurs, and adores Bony and Marianne. Definitely one of our top picks for 2019!
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Publication date: 5 September 2019
I am very grateful to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion.