Storylines Notable Book 2012

Finalist NZ Post Children’s and Young Adult Book Awards 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. 

Watch Loulou read Stomp!

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. 

Watch Stomp! on Playschool

Screen Shot 2015-06-04 at 9.40.37 amMake a baby-dino puppet

Find instructions for how to make a fabulous baby dinosaur puppet here.



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