• Shortlisted for NZ Post Children’s and Young Adult Book Awards 2012

• Storylines Notable Book 2012

• NZ Listener Magazine “50 Best Children’s Books” list, 2012

• Whitcoulls Kids’ Top 50, 2012

“A simple onomatopoeic text with a fabulous second story developing in the illustrations. The confident use of white space to highlight the colour and movement gives a real vibrancy to the book. This is a beautiful read aloud/play along story that showcases Ruth Paul’s considerable talent and growing international reputation.”

Magpies Magazine, December 2011.

Dinosaurs play follow-the leader, and baby dinosaur struggles to keep up. But when the dinosaurs have to turn round, it’s the big ones who get into trouble. A fun read for anyone who’s ever felt left behind. 

This video was sent to me by a reader who has kindly let me share it with you. I love the bit where Loulou tries to climb into the book.

Published by Scholastic. Also available in bilingual Spanish/English and board book.

Dinosaurs return!

Remember playing What’s the Time Mr Wolf? Well, here it is with cheating dinosaurs. Count down to bedtime with the dinosaurs as they tiptoe, stretch, run and ROAR their way through this much-loved playground game. It ends at bedtime, but I can’t promise the little dinosaurs will be sleepy.

“Little kids will enjoy tiptoeing, stretching and roaring their way through the story. I can imagine it will be the favourite game at playtime, after a reading.”