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,’ http://www.allthingsgirl.com.
Further links to her writing can be found at:
The Tiny Tyrannosaurus, by Penny Luker
(Available in eBook and print formats from Amazon)
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: