The Tiny Tyrannosaurs – Children’s Book Review

It’s been many years since I had cause to read a children’s book now that my son is a grown man with a son of his own, my adorable little four year old grandson, Patrick. With him in mind I’m now paying more attention to such books, and it is with great pleasure I now present my review of a book I enjoyed many hours of fun and laughter in sharing with him, but first, a little about the author, Penny Luker…

Penny Luker is the author of ‘The Mermaid’ a book of short stories, ‘Nature’s Gold’ a poetry anthology and two other children’s books, among others. She also writes for the e-zine ‘All Things Girl,’

Further links to her writing can be found at:



The Tiny Tyrannosaurus, by Penny Luker
(Available in eBook and print formats from Amazon)

penny2 A truly delightful collection of bite sized stories that will amuse and delight children in, I would say, the four to ten year old age bracket. The stories span a year in the life of young Isaac, from the day he receives a small tiny talking tyrannosaurus for his birthday. With the promise of one magic wish a day, a touching bond forms between them as they enjoy a variety of little adventures together, until such time for their parting and the magic to end. Each story is gentle, simple, and easy for young children to relate to, yet sufficiently entertaining to hold the attention of the slightly older child, say seven to ten or eleven, reading them on their own.

These stories would make excellent bedtime tales for younger readers, with parents or grandparents maybe explaining any words or ideas that four or five year olds might not immediately get, and perhaps adding their own input, thus making these stories as much fun for those reading them as they are for their audience. Mixed in with the stories, there are morals and snippets of good advice for children, that perhaps they’ll be more likely to take heed of if coming from a magical talking dinosaur than from a grown up.

A lovely little collection of stories, as the giggles and smiles from my own grandson confirmed when I was reading them to him.

Links to further works by Penny Luker:


About RuddersWriting

Middle-aged man, aspiring writer, book blogger/reviewer, and author, one grown-up son and young grandson, now retired, actively working to develop a writing career.

Posted on August 27, 2014, in Book Reviews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Many thanks again for such a thoughtful and well considered comment; i had to chuckle at your account of the coming battle as to who will be reading to the grandchildren, brought a real smile to me. Best of luck to with the new novel too, looking forward to reading it!

    Am just in the process of sorting a cover for my first anthology, composed of revised versions of my blog tales along with several new ones, and some longer stories too…

    Very best wishes, and again, really hope your new novel achieves the success it deserves!


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  2. Another great review Paul, though sadly my kids have now out-grown the bedtime story phase!

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    • Lol… Know exactly what you mean; it’s a delightful book but not ‘quite’ suitable for an adult reader without the company of a little one to share it with…

      Thanks as always for stopping by…



  3. I’m sure my grandson would enjoy these… Thanks…

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  4. It makes me wish I had children of that age in my life so I could share these stories with them.

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    • Am sure you have many memories of sharing stories with your children when they were younger though… and there’s always grand children to consider,,,lol.

      In the meantime, looking forward to sharing my review of your newt book when it comes out…

      Best wishes,

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      • I do remember sharing stories with my two when they were little, though it was often their dad’s job at bedtime – Beatrix Potter and Winnie the Pooh were the favourites, over and over and over again 😀 One day, I hope to be fighting with my husband over who gets to read the stories to our grandchildren. As for my next book, it’s doing the rounds of agents at the moment; a couple of nibbles but no bites. I’ll write more about the process in upcoming posts.
        Keep up the good work; it’s so encouraging to have work reviewed by someone who cares about what they read. And when do we get to read more of your stories?

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