To celebrate National Dinosaur Day, I am showcasing Matt Robertson’s new book, Do You Love Dinosaurs? This rowrsome book is jam packed with weird and wonderful facts about dinosaurs.
I love the end papers which are full of the dinosaurs that feature somewhere in the book. We knew some already, but not all of them and we went on a hunt through the book to find out there names, like the scary Dakotaraptor.
What is super impressive about this book, is that no two pages feel the same. While they are all about dinosaur facts, the layouts are fresh and original and keep you engaged and wanting to read more. Matt’s illustrations are incredible and the book designer has done an amazing job at cramming in every last ounce of dino-awesomness without the pages feeling too cramped. Each spread is themed from leaf loving veggie dinos and dino eggs to dino neighbours. And of course, there had to be a feature on the mighty T.Rex!
Our favourite spread was the dino sports day – this page is just brilliant and like nothing I’ve ever seen before in a dino non-fiction book. It’s a fabulous way to compare the dinosaur’s speeds, sizes and appearances. There is so much maths hidden in this fun spread – I love it! Throughout the book, child explorers pop up with extra cool facts. It is brilliant to see that the children are from a range of different cultural backgrounds and Matt has also featured children with disabilities.
Do You Love Dinosaurs? is a must read for dino fans, and for anyone who isn’t that keen on dinosaurs, this is the dino book that will convert you! As it is National Dinosaur Day, I thought I’d finish this review with our favourite fact from the book: The Psittacosaurus had self-sharpening teeth in its cheeks!
Published by Bloomsbury, 1 April 2021
I am very grateful to the publisher for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book. This voluntary review contains my honest opinion.