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Silly Dizzy Dinosaur by Jack Tickle

Silly Dizzy Dinosaur is a fun story that introduces children to following instructions, the concept of the book reminds us of Herve Tullet’s Press Here.

The Story: Dizzy is introduced and we are invited to tickle his tummy. Shaking the book to dry him after he falls in a pond makes him dizzy and gives him hiccups. Turning the book gets him out of a tree and we need to kiss him better when he bumps his nose.

Dizzy is a huge, red stegosaurus and he is such a friendly looking dinosaur that you really want to play with him. He is accompanied on each spread by a little red ladybird who isn’t mentioned in the text but often has to fly out of big, clumsy Dizzy’s way.

Although Silly Dizzy Dinosaur is a first picture book my seven year old also enjoys following the instructions. The text is complemented by speech bubbles and enlarged words like Boo, Woah and Crash add emphasis to the actions and encourage the child to communicate with Dizzy. Each double page spread is bright, bold and colourful and Dizzy has some wonderful facial expressions. My daughter loves the picture of him up the tree, I love his expression when he falls out!

Silly Dizzy Dinosaur would be a fun book to include in an Early Years topic on dinosaurs and a great book to read aloud with a class of children. The interactive nature of the story means that children can join in with the actions and could even suggest their own ideas for interacting with Dizzy. It’s also a great first book for preschoolers as it really shows that books and reading can be fun.

Age Range: 2 to 5

Author / Illustrator: Jack Tickle

Thank you to Little Tiger Press for sending us a review copy of the book. We’ve had a lot of fun with it.

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10 responses to “Silly Dizzy Dinosaur by Jack Tickle”

  1. Kim Carberry avatar

    Aww! What a cute sounding book….Perfect for little one’s x

    1. Catherine avatar

      Cute but clumsy is how I would describe Silly Dizzy Dinosaur 🙂

  2. Bean avatar

    This looks like a fab book! Beany’s just getting into books and wanting to turn pages and she loves brightly coloured dinosaurs in other books she has so we may have to give this a go! #TriedTested

    1. Catherine avatar

      The great thing about this story is that Beany can really get involved and have fun with Silly Dizzy Dinosaur 🙂

  3. The Reading Residence avatar

    This does look fun, and dinosaur books always go down well here x

    1. Catherine avatar

      It is fun, the story really encourages children to interact with the book.

  4. Coombe Mill - Fiona Cambouropoulos avatar

    the sort of thing our guest would love to read

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a great picture book which appeals to a wide age range.

  5. LittleOandme avatar

    My two-year son would love this book. I like to read books that make him chuckle 🙂

    1. Catherine avatar

      Silly Dizzy Dinosuar is the perfect book for making a two year old laugh 🙂