Kid’s Book Review: A First Book of Dinosaurs

Kid’s Book Review: A First Book of Dinosaurs

About the Book, Poet and Illustrator

Smile and stomp along with this celebration of all things DINOSAUR, with exuberant poems from Simon Mole accompanied with stylish bold pictures by Matt Hunt.

Welcome to a world where it’s eat or be eaten – depending on how ferocious you are. From T-Rex to Triceratops, Stegosaurus to Velociraptor, meet the most awe-inspiring creatures ever to walk the Earth!


A First Book of Dinosaurs cover
Simon Mole

Simon Mole is an acclaimed children’s poet (and sleep deprived dad) who has shared stages with Michael Rosen, Kae Tempest and John Hegley. His first picture book Kites was published in 2019, followed by I Love My Bike in 2021, and I Love My Cat in 2022.

Simon is a National Poetry Day Ambassador, with over ten years’ experience using rap and poetry in community and education settings, including projects with Great Ormond Street Hospital and Arsenal Football Club.

Starting out as a fine artist, Matt Hunt graduated from the Birmingham School of Art, and from these roots developed a love for Children’s illustration


Book Review

Zaki has had fun trying to have a go at saying the names of the dinosaurs

Zaki loves dinasaurs so this was a perfect book for him. We have been choosing one dinasaur from the book each night. He has listened intently to the facts about each one, with his particular favourite being Halszkaraptor due to him being really quick.

The vivid language and analogies used have helped Zaki to visualise the size of the dinosaurs. He was fascinated to hear that the body of the Argentinosaurus is as big as a double decker bus and legs are as tall as tree trunks.

Zaki has had fun trying to have a go at saying the names of the dinosaurs.

This is definitely a book that we will keep going back to as there is so much interesting information.

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Whichever you choose, we hope you enjoy being part of your unique reading community – happy reading everyone!

Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Zaki
  • Age: 3 years
  • Likes: Swimming, Spiderman and banana pancakes
  • Dislikes: Bedtime
  • Favourite Movie: Minions
  • Favourite Song: Sleeping Bunnies
  • Favourite Book: Peace at Last by Jill Murphy