Saturday, 5 November 2016

What's So Special About....Dinosaurs Books Giveaway (2 Winners).

The What's So Special About...Dinosaurs? books are great and my 6 and 8 year old boys really love them. Written by dinosaur expert Nicky Dee and published by Dragonfly Group, I have 2 books each to give away to 2 winners. Each book tells you all about one specific dinosaur, so you can pick your child's favourites.


The What's So special...? books are really easy to read and full of fascinating information. The text is in smaller chunks, and there are lots of images that school age children grasp easily. These books are excellent for dipping in to, and are great for reluctant readers.


Although words such as the dinosaur names are tricky, they are shown phonetically - for example Leaellynasaura (lee-EL-in-UH-sawr-ah - so any child (and their parents) can get it right, and then we learn all about that dinosaur.


The facts included are really interesting. Who found them, and where did they live? When did they live? What other dinosaurs were around at that time?


Of course the books also tell you the facts my 6 year old wanted to know most - what weapons did they have? How scary were they really? Could they run fast? And how big were they? This is shown by using comparisons children can understand. None of your 'half the size of an Aberdeen smokehouse', dinosaurs are shown next to a door and a bus, and a human.


We've had a lot of fun with these books, we've previously reviewed Stegosaurus and T-Rex, and Megalosaurus and Diplodocus.


The What's So Special About books have an accompanying free educational website which is crammed with dinosaur information, games and competitions designed to help children and parents expand their dinosaur knowledge. There is also a look behind the scenes at the making of the realistic illustrations in the books using 3D models. You can find the website at Special Dinosaurs.

The 32 page What’s so Special about...Dinosaurs? books are best suited to independent readers aged 6+, and available to buy now from all good bookshops in store and online, including Amazon, rrp £5.99 each. Excellent stockingfillers.

Nicky Dee has very kindly offered 2 books each for 2 of my readers as one of my Christmas Present Giveaways. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. This is a UK giveaway only, and will end at midnight Sunday 4th December. For full terms and conditions see the bottom of the Gleam form.


To enter my other giveaways, including my other Christmas Present Giveaways, please see my giveaways page, where you can also find help regarding using Gleam.

What's So Special About....Dinosaurs Books Giveaway (2 Winners).




80 comments:

  1. Lots of sprouts cause I love them!

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  2. they would have a prawn cocktail

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  3. A steak dinner - to fill them up so hopefully they wouldn't eat one of us!

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  4. Sebby said that he would give them a leaf cake for the herbivores and beef pie for the carnivores and for ones that live on water fish cakes! (He put a lot of thought into that!)

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  5. Turkey with all the trimmings.

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  6. I'd give them a full roast dinner and they could eat what they want!

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  7. Turkey with all the trimmings of course

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  8. What ever it asked for, I wouldn't argue with anything that big.

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  9. A Chinese takeaway, give them something they've probably never tried before!

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  10. Definitely sprouts! It's the only time we have them all year!

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  11. I nearly said ....... ill go with fish chips and mushy peas as everybody loves this 😊

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  12. wow, doesn't it depend on the dinosaur? probably cut down a tree from the park and sprinkle it with steak!!

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  13. They can have my sprouts because I don't like them.

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  14. The whole turkey smoothered in gravy

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  15. Jelly and icecream @bexallum on twitter

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  16. The same as everyone else - Turkey, stuffing & veg

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  17. A Christmas Dinner with loads of sprouts on top!

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  18. Are we talking the real deal or Barney? ;) If it's Barney...it's jelly & custard - if it's T-Rex I'm afraid he'll have to make do with a bone in the back garden, although he'll have to get it off my dog first...hehe!

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  19. Well we'd have to have a herbivorous one come to ours, so I think I would probably at this time of year just buy a huge Christmas tree and feed them that. I doubt they will be too picky!

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  20. A Raw Aberdeen Angus Steak

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  21. xmas dinner with all the trimmings

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  22. could I get away with feeding him to my brother, he drives me insane every Christmas?!?!

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  23. mac n cheese!

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  24. I would feed him spaghetti bolognaise, my boys favourite

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  25. I would do a full Christmas dinner with turkey, stuffing, sprouts, parsnips, carrots, roast potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce...but then for some reason I have a strange compulsion to serve jelly and ice cream for pudding!

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  26. Would have to be lots of meat, beef, gammon, lamb etc and heaps of vegetables, for dessert, I would give it a nice big chocolate gateau x

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  27. Christmas dinner with all the trimmings

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  28. I'd have to give them brussels sprouts. For some reason it just seems like the obvious answer. :-)

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  29. Brussel sprouts as noone else eats them.

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  30. id feed the a christmas dinner and hope they dont eat us for pudding

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  31. well hopefully it would be a stegosaurus and i would give them sprouts, broccoli and parsnips like we all eat

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  32. A full Sunday roast, with mountains of extra pigs in blankets :)

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  33. Sprouts of course, that would entertain the kids

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  34. Brussel Sprouts to save us eating them!

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  35. My wifes roast potatoes - in goose fat, no dino would say no!

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  36. Whatever they fancy, but the boys like the idea of sproty dinosaur wind!

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  37. Turkey dinosaurs and chips

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  38. If he was a meat eater, he'd have turkey. Vegetarian option is the sprouts lol

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  39. He would have a full turkey roast dinner, if he would prefer i would not cook his

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  40. My fave Brussels sprouts, cheesy mashed potato and salad cream

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  41. I would try and feed them Turkey, more than likely they would eat me

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  42. The grumpy ol' neighbour! (not really) It would depend if they ate meat or not: meat eater = turkey (none of us really like it) veg eater = sprouts (but they best be quick as we love them)

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  43. My 4 year old dinosaur mad son has said 'Meat obviously if it is a carnivore or we could give them the christmas tree if it's a herbivore!'

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  44. Definitely a Steak dinner.
    Our son would be happy. He loves Dinosaurs.
    Thank you for running such a generous!
    Merry Christmas c

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  45. The dinosaur could eat everything in my kitchen cupboard with raisins and sultanas in it cos I don't like them.

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  46. A lovely roast turkey with all the trimmings

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  47. I would make sure I invited a vegetarian dinosaur for dinner as we are all vegetarians, so I would cook them a delicious vegetarian roast dinner!

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  48. roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings cos they sure will want a feast and that what they get coming to my house xx

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  49. pigs in blankets but he would have to share with me of course! x

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  50. My 7 year old would say Broccoli, so that she doesn't have to eat it x

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  51. i would feed them a roast dinner

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  52. Turkey, Roast Potatoes and a mountain of sprouts and stuffing.

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  53. Absolutely anything they wanted - you wouldn't want to argue with them, would you?!

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