Title: All About Allosaurus
Author: Greg Gormley
Illustrator: Dean Gray
Allosaurus is fed up of everything being about T. rex so sets out to write a book all about himself. But when his friends Triceratops, Diplodocus, the Velociraptor twins and Pteranodon all ask to be in the book, can Allosaurus say no? And what will happen with T. rex finds out she’s not been included in the book?
Greg and Dean have created a really strong character in Allosaurus and the conversations with the other dinosaurs are very comical.
This is a refreshing take on traditional dinosaur picture books, with a very strong and humorous voice. Alongside the positive message of inclusion and friendship, there is also a subtle educational element to this book, with Allosaurus telling us facts about each type of dinosaur. I also really liked the “Next Steps” page at the end of this book which gives parents and teachers ideas for activities children can do to reflect on this story.
Publisher: QED, Quarto Kids
Publication date: 18 February 2020
I am very grateful to the publisher for providing me with an advanced digital copy via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.