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"Misogynistic old fashioned twaddle…"
Ridiculous book that shows mums as domestic drudges and dads as lazy newspaper readers. Utterly rubbish.Read moreLess
Happy little book. Not the children's favourite, but one they keep returning toRead moreLess
"A fun, beautifully illustrated read…"
Dino-Mummy is a wonderful picture book, with eye-catching illustrations and accompanying rhyming text. I've read it numerous times (it's currently the 'chosen' bedtime book) and my little boy loves the pictures whilst I like the underlying tone of appreciation and love for Dinno-mummy!
Dino-Mummy is about the greatest superstar you're ever likely to ever meet: your mummy. The lady who juggles a million things at once, runs the house, plays fun games and looks after you in your hour of need. I think it's a true celebration of all mothers and the fact that the book happens to be about Dinosaurs pleases my little man no end!
Mark Sperring's rhyming text makes it fun to read and easy to understand and Sam Lloyd's illustrations are just brilliant. This book has been a massive hit in our household.Read moreLess
"Great illustrations, not sure about the message…"
I like the lively illustrations but the fact that the mum is portrayed exclusively as an efficient cleaner (while dad is reading the newspaper)makes me uneasyRead moreLess
"They loved it!!…"
I can't even begin to remember how many times I have read this book since I took it into school (I work in a Preschool)! It is much loved, and has encouraged a lot of talk about home and the roles that parents play.Read moreLess
A beautifully illustrated book that my daughter loves, a sweet and enjoyable read.Read moreLess
"The illustrations are brilliant…"
We enjoyed this book. The story is just long enough and simple enough for my toddlers to understand. The best part of the book though is undoubtedly the illustrations, they are brilliant. I am not too concerned about the book showing Mummy doing the chores at the moment as my DC are too young to understand this. I will give this a rethink when they are older, but for now the book is a hit !Read moreLess
"Beautifully illustrated dud of a book…"
This beautifully illustrated dud of a book has annoyed me ever since it arrived. It should be good, it could have been good, but unfortunately, it fails miserably on the feminist front. It's the sort of thing you would expect to have been published in the 1950s.
It is essentially an ode to an over-worked under-appreciated housewife. The narrator encourages the reader to recognise her brilliance. Dino-mummy's genius is expressed through her ability to whip up a full English breakfast, and cereal for her clueless family. Here is a little sample of her skills:
"She's the star of the high wire hanging washing on the line. And the bravest dino-trooper...fighting dust and grease and grime'.
Basically, If Dino-mummy posted about her useless 'D'H on mumsnet she would undoubtedly be encouraged to DTB. On a positive note, Sam Lloyd's illustrations, are wonderful, as usual.Read moreLess
"Beautifully illustrated fun read…"
This is a lovely book, with beautiful illustrations throughout. It outlines the simple but many things mums do each day, it almost made me feel appreciated for all that I do and I can only hope that as my son gets older he takes even more notice of everything detailed in the book. A really sweet story.Read moreLess