Silly Dizzy Dinosaur!
By Jack Tickle
Published by Little Tiger Press
My 12 month old absolutely adored Dizzy as soon as I first opened it. Silly Dizzy Dinosaur! is the latest creature picture book from author/illustrator, Jack Tickle. Dizzy is a huge red dinosaur, covered in spots. He's not exactly the smartest dinosaur and its safe to say he can be a bit of a clumsy chap.
In this book we find Dizzy being the centre of the story, with us the reader being encouraged to interact with Dizzy. We're told to tickle him, shake him and even shout 'Boo!' at him, all of course with disastrous results for poor Dizzy. The text is simple and really flows well - great for keeping the attention span of a young child. The colours are vibrant and Dizzy pops on every page, so younger readers can spot him easily - especially for seeing the end results of their interaction with him.
There are quite a few 'interactive' picture books available on the market and they all use similar mechanics such as shaking and turning the book from its usual position. Silly Dizzy Dinosaur! is a simple story and by using the book as a means to make him clumsy works well and in turn entertained my 12 month old. Jack's (aka Jane Chapman) illustrations were a big hit too - who can resist a dopey big red dinosaur?
Silly Dizzy Dinosaur! is available at all good bookshops and online at Little Tiger Press.