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All young dinosaurs are warned about the scary Gigantosaurus. So Bonehead volunteers to be the dino-kids lookout whenever they go into the jungle to play. Unfortunately, he is the original boy-dinosaur who cried wolf, or in this case, GIGANTOSAURUS! Finally, Bonehead's friends refuse to believe his warnings and the Gigantosaurus really turns up! In a vertical gatefold surprise, it looks like Bonehead has got crunched - but in a hilarious reveal we discover this annoying little dinosaur is safe after all.

Gigantosaurus Reviews | Toppsta

  • ISBN: 9781783703166
  • Pub Date: 1st April 2015
  • Publisher: Templar Publishing
  • Imprint: Templar Publishing
  • Format: Other
  • Number of Pages: 30

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28th August '16
I read it to Noah aged 6 aged 6 & to Flynn aged 3 aged 3
Gigantosaurus 9781783703166
5 stars
This is a really lovely book and especially good for fans of dinosaurs. It has fantastic illustrations and a moral to the story. All young dinosaurs are warned about the scary Gigantosaurus. When the dinosaur friends all go out to play one of them offers to be look out and let the others know if he says the infamous Gigantosaurus. Unfortunately he keeps telling his friends that the Gingantosaurus is coming. Will they actually believe him when the Gigantosaurus really does arrive and what will happen if they don't? A fun story for all ages with a fantastic foldout page.
1st November '15
Read to a child aged 4
Gigantosaurus 9781783703166
5 stars
The children that this book was read to LOVED this book! They liked the word Gigantosaurus. they enjoyed the story and the illustrations very much. The book inspired lots of talk about dinosaurs, and the dinosaur models came back out (at the children's request) and the story was played out. Gigantosaurus inspired talk of size and time along with talk of our schools Christian Value, friendship. Just brilliant!
10th June '16
I read it to Marcus aged 3 aged 3
Gigantosaurus 9781783703166
5 stars
"The Gigantosaurus! Quick run and hide!"
"It's not, Mummy!!!"
My 3 year old absolutely loves this book. He loves dinosaurs and this cute story with lovely drawings and even a page to flip open is his favourite book and has been for a few weeks now. He has memorised most of the text and gets really involved.
As a mother I do like the morale of the story - if you lie too often, nobody will believe you and it can get you into trouble.
A big hit for every dinosaur loving child!
3rd July '17
I read it to dombear aged 6 aged 6 & to OliBear aged 6 aged 6
Gigantosaurus 9781783703166
5 stars
A classic story with a strong moral belief to always tell the truth. The boy who cried wolf springs to mind as he kept telling his friends the scary dinosaurs were coming and they kept running and hiding. When there then was a scary carnivore dinosaur they didn't believe him and stayed put thinking it was a trick. They then thought their friend had been eaten but he was hiding in the remains of the nest.

My twins who are six love doing the actions, looking at the gorgeous illustrations and listening to the story that captures their imagination and leads to lots of questions at the end. They love listening to the rhyming verses and repetitive story parts. 

A winner in this house like the rest of (Jonny Duddle) titles. 
3rd July '15
Read to a child aged 5
Gigantosaurus 9781783703166
5 stars
I loved all the dinosaurs they were funny, one of them lied and got caught out, because lying is wrong. I love dinosaurs and they were all great. I loved learning about all the different dinosaurs in the back of the book
31st May '15
I read it to LCR08 aged 6 aged 6
Gigantosaurus 9781783703166
5 stars
Leo liked this book because he loves dinosaurs! He also liked that it rhymed and that there were some repetitive phrases that he could join in with. He loved trying to say the names of the dinosaurs as they can be a bit like tongue twisters! He thought that it taught a good lesson at the end which was a bit like the boy who cried wolf, because Bonehead had said that the Gigantosaurus was coming lots of times when he wasn't so they didn't believe him when he did come.
18th June '15
Read to a child aged 3
Gigantosaurus 9781783703166
5 stars
We absolutely loved this book!!! Charlie is still acting the story out 10 minutes after finishing the book! The story flowed so well and made it so easy to read out loud. We also learnt a lot about dinosaurs that we didn't know thanks to the "meet the dinosaurs" section at the end. I loved the moral behind the story, not to tell lies. Bonehead is the prehistoric boy who cried wolf. This book will definitely be a family favourite for years to come
21st June '15
I read it to LewisT aged 1 aged 1
Gigantosaurus 9781783703166
5 stars
I read this book to my 18 month old son Lewis, he loves dinosaurs! He thoroughly enjoyed looking through the pictures in the book and listening to the story!    I thought the illustrations were amazing and the characters were fab! The rhyming was very cleverly written & I liked the pop up! Really enjoyed reading the facts about dinosaurs at the end too!    Overall an amazing story however it did leave me wanting more!
25th September '17
I read it to FreddyBoggis aged 5 aged 5
Gigantosaurus 9781783703166
5 stars
This is a fun book, my little boy loves dinosaurs. The young dinosaurs are warned about the gigantosaurus and bonehead thinks it's funny playing tricks on the others. Saying it's the gigantosaurus when it's not. But when he does really spot him, the others don't believe him. We enjoyed this book.
12th January '16
I read it myself (an adult) , to Sam aged 6 aged 6 & to Matthew aged 3 aged 3
Gigantosaurus 9781783703166
5 stars
This has become a firm favourite in our house.  The boy who cried wolf told through dinosaurs!  The book rhymes and flows well which makes it easy for my children to join in "His feet go STOMP! His teeth go CRUNCH! In the blink of an eye you'll be his LUNCH!"
There is a fold out page which adds excitement to the illustrations in the middle of the book.  Personally I'm not a huge fan of random fold out pages, it makes it difficult for me to hold the book nicely while I'm holding children!
Overall a good read.
22nd October '16
I read it to Ibby aged 4 aged 4
Gigantosaurus 9781783703166
4 stars
This is a great book. It is a bit like The Boy Who Cried Wolf - but a dinosaur version. It features all the popular dinosaurs and the pictures are great. My son loves it. 
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