If I Had a Dinosaur

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Looking again at this book, I'm reminded of the Cousin Chin-Kee character from American Born Chinese. It's a real shame because otherwise this book is fun -- pretty good rhyming and big, bold illustrations of a huge green dinosaur. As read by Eddie Redmayne on CBeebies' Christmas Day Bedtime Story, a witty and charmingly illustrated tale about a little girl who imagines what it would be like to have a dinosaur of her very own.

If you didn't look at the cover art, you'd probably think it was some little white boy, based on my description. I particularly love that the story is about a little girl as so many dino books are targeted at boys and its doubly great that she happens to be non-white too.It would need lots of food to eat, a swimming pool to drink from, and a dino flap so it could come and go.

Written in lively, witty rhyme and accompanied with charming, childlike illustrations, If I Had a Dinosaur will leave both adults and children wanting a dinosaur of their very own! This is one that I will NOT do again, and it is a good reminder for me to pay closer attention to the illustrations before selecting storytime books. The kid imagines what it would be like to have a dinosaur and it's pretty much the same as every kid who imagines having a pet dinosaur but look at how she brushes its teeth!

HOWEVER, the way that Asian children are portrayed in this book is absolutely appalling and disqualifying. They have not just yellow but light green skin, and slanted slit eyes where all other children’s eyes are round. Er zijn een aantal reviews die kritiek geven op het feit dat er een Aziatisch kindje voorkomt in het boek met een groenige huidskleur en spleetogen.

 

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