When I was little….

When I was little….

When I was little I had a huge fascination with dinosaurs. I don’t recall what sparked my interest but I recall I had a book (which I still have read to hand on to Daniel and Emma) that my parents bought my from Sainsburys that had a whole selection of Dinosaurs in it.

My favourite dinosaur was the Brontosaurus – I seem to recall they were herbivores so I guess I thought they were a bit nicer than the t-Rex? Who knows. I do know though that I loved that book and would read through it, looking at the pictures a lot. I also recall my auntie taking me to a museum to see the dinosaur skeleton. It must have been the University of Manchester museum thinking back and it’s a museum I’ve taken Daniel and Emma to a couple of times.

There is a whole section there devoted to the dinosaurs and it really is worth a visit if you’re ever in Manchester. QED Publishing recently sent me a bundle of books, and included in them was Bone Collection: Dinosaurs. This is the sort of book that really appeals to both children and adults and is a book that I will enjoy alongside the children. The book covers a lot and provides a wealth of information on dinosaurs and what their bones tell us about the lives of the dinosaurs. It is all done in a really accessible way and is great to dip in and out of.

Bone Collection Dinosaurs review

There are pages dedicated to individual dinosaurs as well as types of dinosaurs (EG: Thick-skulled, frilled, early land animals etc) and the addition of a glossary and timeline is helpful too.

bone collection dinosaurs reviewWhen I was younger I had a real fascination of history and this prehistoric age – it is the sort of book that would have been read, and read and read again by me and I am going to be saving this one for Daniel and Emma in a few years time when they begin to want to learn about the dinosaurs themselves.

The book is also quite a classy book, and would be lovely as a gift. It has a lovely quality feel to it and I can imagine it being stuffed into a bag, complete with notebook and pen and taken along on a museum visit.

Books like this make me want to have my younger years again – as a teenager I wanted to be an archaeologist, but I never quite managed it! Reading through books like this stirs those dreams and I am sure that it will do that for another young person too.

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PS: Whilst I was writing this post I asked Damian if he had a favourite dinosaur, He responded with erm… no…. then a few seconds later followed it up with triceratops – what’s your favourite dinosaur – don’t pretend you don’t have one 🙂


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  1. 13th June 2015 / 18:35

    My boys loved dinosaurs when they were little, the seem to quite magically capture the imagination. Book looks beautiful x

  2. 15th June 2015 / 08:32

    My favourite dinosaur is a diplodocus – they always look friendly. In cartoon books, any way! #ReadWithMe

    • 15th June 2015 / 20:26

      they do, don’t they? not like those t-rex xx

    • 15th June 2015 / 20:26

      awww, I think it must be something all kids tend to go through xx

  3. 15th June 2015 / 12:16

    Oh my son would LOVE these, he’s a huge dinosaur fan, and slightly obsessed. I am rapidly adding palaeontology to my skills! 😉

    • 15th June 2015 / 20:25

      I think all kids love dinosaurs don’t they? x

  4. 15th June 2015 / 20:50

    My son is Dinosaur mad, I would say he’s obsessed actually. He loves all of them equally. I change my mind a lot but today my favourite is the Spinosaurus 🙂 x

  5. 19th June 2015 / 15:45

    I have never had a huge love of dinosaurs but that said this book sounds like one that I would love as it has quick, short facts and would keep me interested if M is into them too #weekendbookclub

  6. 2nd July 2015 / 11:20

    My grandson loves dinosaurs,his bedding is covered with dinosaurs,his pj’s are dinosaurs,lots of toys are dinosaurs.He would be so excited if I won this x

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