Book 63 - I'm a Dirty Dinosaur #100daysofbooks (verdict: good clean fun!)

Day 63. I'm a Dirty Dinosaur was found lurking in the book bins at the library. The first thing I noticed was that the illustrations have been made using real mud (confirmed by the notes on the last page!), which gives it an authentic feel. It alternates between rhyme and big-lettered onomatopoeic lines that emphasise and celebrate getting grotty. I have many good memories of playing in mud as a child, so I enjoyed this one, and of course all is cleaned up at the end. I found the illustrations engaging - simple but expressive, capturing the nonchalant attitude of the dirty little dinosaur. Good fun.

Master A's verdict: Paid rapt attention; possibly contemplating many dirty adventures ahead.


  • Title: I'm a Dirty Dinosaur
  • Author/Illustrator: Janeen Brian / Ann James
  • Source: Borrowed from local library
  • Publisher: Penguin

What's on tomorrow? Stuck.