Kid’s Book Review: The Beasts Beneath Our Feet

Kid’s Book Review: The Beasts Beneath Our Feet

About the Book and Author

This non-fiction picture book about prehistoric beasts is a great way to introduce children to dinosaurs and to poetry. It is published by Little Tiger Press and has a tactile hardback cover like a reptile’s skin.

The rhymes by poet James Carter make the book and the facts more interesting and fun and the illustrations by Alisa Kosareva are detailed and atmospheric. Our three year old reviewer enjoyed reading it so much she is now heading to the Jurassic Coast to search for fossils!

What a fantastic addition for an early years library as dinosaurs topics are always popular.


The Beasts beneath our feet cover
James Carter

JAMES CARTER is an award-winning poet, non-fiction writer and ambassador for National Poetry Day. James travels all over the UK with his melodica (that’s Steve) to give lively performances and workshops. In the last twenty years he has visited over 1400 schools, and performed at various prestigious literary festivals. He offers global virtual poetry

Alisa Kosareva is an illustrator / designer who graduated in architecture from the Kazan State University in Russia.

Book Review

This one has sharp teeth, he must be a carnivore!

This book is inspiring!

Ila loved finding out about and sharing her own knowledge about dinosaurs throughout the ages. Drawn in by the detailed images on each page, we found there was so much to discuss, it was lovely to hear Ila asking questions and telling me what she knows.

“Mummy look skeletons, this one is a diplodocus, and this one has sharp teeth, he must be a carnivore!”

When we got to the page explaining all this is known because of the work palaeontologists have done, Ila chimed “I think I’d like to be one of those too!”

And so it’s sparked a trip to the natural history museum and the beach to dig for fossils!

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Reviewer Profile

Ila young reviewer
  • Name: Ila
  • Age: 3 years
  • Likes: monsters, dragons and tortoises
  • Dislikes: prawns and pirates stealing treasure!
  • Favourite book: There's a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher
  • Favourite Film: Ballerina
  • Favourite Song: Rascal Flatts - Life is a Highway (from Cars)