A breakout book from Crichton award-winning author/illustrator Sara Acton, with every-kid appeal and DINOSAURS.
Sally and Max love dinosaurs. They can’t wait to see them at the museum, but today the dinosaur exhibition is closed. Where will the dinosaurs go on their day off?
A whimsical story with humour and heart from author and award-winning illustrator Sara Acton.
Dinosaur Day Out also teaches the children that even though something might go wrong, or things don’t go your way, there is often a silver lining. A good lesson for everybody. This is an enjoyable book for young children, especially those who, more often than not, know more about dinosaurs than their parents.
A gorgeous addition to the home or school library for dinosaur lovers of all ages.
Children's Books Daily
The little comical elements in the illustrative details give the text even more irony and humour. And Acton’s softly textured paintings and simple colour palette ensure a gentle and playful feel as opposed to some of those slightly scary dinosaur facts that Dad apprises.
A lovely new picture book with a high-quality hard cover production and friendly illustrations that use a gentle colour palette of pale greens and blues.
Kids' Book Review
Dinosaur Day Out is both an imaginative and informative picture book just right for sharing with pre-schoolers and junior primary students.
Such a sweet reminder of how little it really takes to make a kids happy
The Golden Adventures
I love Acton’s illustrative technique (search out The unexpected crocodile for a laugh). She combines watercolour and pencil with a smattering of collage to depict these amazing dinosaurs, ensuring every reader sees some of the characteristics of these beasts, while cherishing the relationship between Dad and the two children as they spend the day together, Dad with his nose in his book, and eating at every opportunity, while the kids roam the park, being involved in outdoor activities and seeing things that pass him by. The underlying humour is infectious and ensure this book will be a firm class favourite.
Delightful little escapade.