Book Review - Dinosaur Time and Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish

Friday, November 6, 2009

Finally I am getting around to finishing the reviews of the books I read during the Read-A-Thon. Here are two that both myself and my son just loved, the first is Dinosaur Time by Peggy Parish and the second is Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish by Cynthia Rylant.

The fact that my son loved Dinosaur Time was not a big surprise to me, he has recently discovered the new PBS show Dinosaur Train and has been rapidly developing a love for the large lizards. This is a great introductory to Dinosaurs for any young person looking to learn about the real creatures that used to roam the Earth. Each page is dedicated to a different dinosaur with a great illustration and paragraph about the dinosaur such as it's eating habits and distinctive features as well as a pronunciation guide so you can sound like Dr. Scott the Paleontologist (From Dino Train). Dinosaur Time is a Reading Rainbow Book and gets two big thumbs up.

Mr. Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish is a fun, friendly book. It makes me want to use the word wholesome, but not in a disgusting sticky sweet kind of way but in a true life that's just a good guy kind of way. I want to reach into the book and pinch Mr. Putter's cheeks while simultaneously giving him a big hug. This tale of an older man and his pet cat, Tabby purchasing some fish then having to ultimately give them away to their neighbour because of Tabby's fish problem (bat, bat, bat) also speaks to my son who loves pointing out the fish and the kitty and was actually able to read a few of the chapter titles. Another two thumbs up, I will be picking up more Mr. Putter and Tabby adventures at the library soon.

These aren't new books, Dinosaur Time was published in 1983 and Mr. Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish in 2002 but they stand the test of time.

Currently "Reading":
Magazine - November issue of Good Housekeeping
Book - A Wife's Guide to In-laws: How to Gain Your Husband's Loyalty Without Killing His Parents by Jenna D. Barry
Audio - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

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