The T-Rex is Ivy’s favourite kind of dinosaur so she squealed with excitement when she spotted the cover of this book! Set in prehistoric times, the story follows a little girl called Kiki as she learns to look after her new pet T-Rex, Petunia.
At first it seems like having a dino will be easy – but Kiki soon learns that a pet is a big responsibility. Petunia needs to be washed, fed and exercised, plus she needs lots of sleep and visits to the vet. Just when Kiki thinks it might be a little bit too much, Petunia gets lost!
Wil Kiki be able to find her and if she does, will she want to keep her?
If your child is hankering for a pet then this is the perfect book to help them understand how much work they can be. It highlights all aspects of pet care and also teaches that you can’t just give them back if you don’t want to put in the effort anymore.
This is a fab book for kids but I love that there are lots of laughs in there for the adults too. Look closely at the illustrations and you can spot a restaurant called ‘Paleo Pizza’, a doctor called Dr. J. U. Rassic, and a cheeky little homage to the Julia Donaldson classic ‘Tyrannosaurus Drip‘!
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Disclosure: The publisher provided us with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.