Ok, I am just going to say this really quickly and get it out of the way… I am a secret McFly Fan, I know that as a thirty something woman I am not their target market, but you just can’t help singing along to their songs.
It was through their music that I started to watch Tom’s YouTube channel and I remember when he announced that he had written a children’s book with Dougie about dinosaurs and poo. At the time Alice was only little and I thought what a strange idea. Will parents want to read to their children about poo?
Fast forward a couple of years and you enter the stage where your child says poo and talks about poo all the time, I have no clue why. It was then that the books Tom and Dougie had written made complete sense to me.
So, when I got sent their new books The Dinosaur That Pooped Daddy and The Dinosaur That Pooped A Rainbow I couldn’t wait to have a read myself.
Alice loves to read books and the covers of these were so lovely and bright they caught her attention as soon as they arrived.
With Fathers’ Day just around the corner I thought The Dinosaur That Pooped Daddy would have made an ideal gift, but Alice couldn’t wait and daddy had to see it straight away.
What I loved about the book was not only the humour of it, but that it got Alice counting without realising that she was doing it. The story is about finding daddy and they count from ten to one and help Danny and Dino find his hiding place.
Alice laughed out so loudly when she got to the end to find daddy in a pile of poo!
The Dinosaur That Pooped A Rainbow was just as funny and this time Alice was helping Danny and Dino name the pretty colours.
What was brilliant is because Alice already knew the colours, she was looking more at the words and started to spell them out. I would say this was probably her first attempt to read the words herself unprompted from us.
Holly was napping when Alice was reading them with Andy, but once she woke up Alice went and fetched the books and she read them to her in her own little way. I can see that these books are going to be well loved books by my two little bookworms.
My girls love to make and decorate cards for every occasion, so when daddy was out of the way they loved drawing a picture of themselves in the Dinosaur That Pooped Fathers’ Day card. I even managed to get them to keep these for Fathers’ Day.
They also have these great activity sheets you can print off. I am always looking for new fun ways to teach Alice and these are perfect. Because she recognised Dino from the books, she thought it was great fun and so much learning involved too, which is a bonus for me!
I never thought it would happen, but I am now a fan of books that contain poo! Plus I love the fact the boy in them is called Danny…maybe a little nod to someone they know only too well!!!
If you are looking for a great Fathers’ Day gift for cheeky dads, you can find them here. You can also print off your The Dinosaur That Pooped Fathers’ Day card here. There you go Fathers’ Day sorted, you can thank me later…
Disclosure: We were sent these books for the purpose of this review however all opinions and views are my own.