Kid’s Book Review: Rex Dinosaur in Disguise

Kid’s Book Review: Rex Dinosaur in Disguise

About the Book and Author / Illustrator

From writer and illustrator Elys Dolan is the first of a comical series of illustrated stories for children aged 6 – 9 years about a dinosaur called Rex who wakes up in today’s world, having been frozen for 65 million years. Now he has to disguise himself to avoid detection!

Rex is published by Walker Books. These books are great for children who enjoy reading funny books with a lot of pictures to accompany the text and you will see that our young reviewer Oscar really appreciates the variety of illustrations in this book.


Rex front cover
Elys Dolan

Elys Dolan is an author and illustrator of books for children. Elys makes books about everything from seagull detectives, capitalist bunny rabbits, weasels plotting world domination to german goats and marauding doughnuts. Along with her work as an author and illustrator Elys is a lecturer on the world renowned MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art.

To discover all the other books she has written and/or illustrated or to arrange for her to visit your school please visit her website.

Book Review

I really like the illustrations because some are happy, some are funny and some are silly

I liked reading the book Rex  Dinosaur In Disguise. It was a good story and really interesting. I liked how the different characters talked to one another.

My favourite parts are when Rex works as a French speaking chef and also when he works with Bigfoot in the office because these are very funny parts of the story. I also like when Rex works at Sandra’s school as a PE teacher!

If I could be one of the characters I would be Anish because he is funny, clever and he is a good friend.

I would recommend this book because there are lots of funny moments in it. I liked the way the story ended because it was happy.

I really like the illustrations because some are happy, some are funny and some are silly.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Oscar
  • Age: 6 years
  • Likes: pizza, Harry Potter, football and reading
  • Dislikes: fish fingers, cabbage and curry
  • Favourite Book: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
  • Favourite Song: I Hung My Head by Jonny Cash