BLOG TOUR: That Dinosaur Has Talent! by Lily Murray (Author) and Richard Merritt (Illustrator)

Written by Lily Murray and illustrated by Richard Merritt, That Dinosaur Has Talent! follows Eliza Jane who lives in a town where dinosaurs and humans live happily side-by-side – raptors run restaurants, Troodons are teachers and you can even pay a visit to see a dinosaur dentist. Every dinosaur has a job to do, apart from one shy dino called Parry who always feels like he’s getting in the way. Eliza Jane is determined to help him find his groove but everything poor Parry tries seems to end in disaster. Then, one night, Eliza Jane discovers that Parry has a very special hidden talent and a star is born.

Rating:

Today is my stop on the book tour for this book. Thank you to Love Books Tours and Buster Books for a free advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

That Dinosaur Has Talent! is a bright and inspiring children’s book that will have readers laughing, dancing, and boosting their confidence.

We already have one of Murray and Merrit’s books on our shelf (The Dinosaur Department Store), so we were very much looking forward to reading and looking at another book from this brilliant team. And with even more dinosaurs to spot and name, this was such an entertaining book to share together.

With a great flow to the rhyming story, this is a story that you’ll be happy to read over and over again. I especially love the messages of finding your confidence and being brave enough to share your passion/talents with others which is incredibly comforting for young readers. My four-year-old loved the fact that Parry liked to sing and dance and that Eliza Jane encouraged him to be brave enough to show off his talents to others.

The illustrations burst with colours and every page feels exciting. I also really appreciate the help with pronouncing the dinosaur names at the end of the book, opening up a more educational discussion with young readers as well.

If your little one is a fan of dinosaurs, then this book is a must. Even if they’re not, this is definitely a book that will open up their interest in the colourful dinosaur world.

Details:

That Dinosaur Has Talent! by Lily Murray and Richard Merritt
Release Date: 2nd September 2021
Print Length: 33 pages
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Publisher: Buster Books

Synopsis:

From the best-selling author and illustrator team behind The Dinosaur Department Store, this charming picture book about overcoming fears, discovering your talent and the wonderful power of friendship will appeal to dino-loving children everywhere.

Eliza Jane lives in a town where dinosaurs and humans live happily side-by-side – raptors run restaurants, Troodons are teachers and you can even pay a visit to see a dinosaur dentist. Every dinosaur has a job to do, apart from one shy dino called Parry who always feels like he’s getting in the way. Eliza Jane is determined to help him find his groove but everything poor Parry tries seems to end in disaster. Then, one night, Eliza Jane discovers that Parry has a very special hidden talent and a star is born .

About The Author:

Lily grew up in the wilds of snowy nowhere, spending much of her time making up stories. She has continued to do this in her adult life, and now writes both fiction and non-fiction books for children. Her titles include big books about dinosaurs, rhyming books about dinosaurs and stories about escapee hot dogs. Follow Lily on Instagram and Twitter

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