Harry and the Dinosaurs – 10 years old!
I was reading on this month’s Puffin Beak Speak newsletter that the Harry and the Dinosaurs books by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds are celebrating their 10 year anniversary – hurray!
Puffin have created a brand new website for the occasion with loads of great things on there. Take a look here. What I am especially enjoying is the “for grown-ups” page. There is a lot on here to encourage adults to read with their child for pleasure, and some great incentives such as stickers and a reading chart.
I personally love the Harry and the Dinosaurs books and last year, working for Booktime was great as the chosen book was Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School. We had a lot of fun coming up with the activities and session ideas and the illustrations really lent themselves to some wonderful extra incentives for the children; bookmarks, stickers, bookplates etc… and some interactive games – one of which can be found here on the Booktime website.
And obviously the dinosaur theme worked really well when we had to choose a venue for our launch.
Where better than the Natural History Museum! I had great fun setting this up – especially because we needed some lovely cakes for the children to take home in their Harry goody bags. Konditor and Cook are always brilliant to work with and came up with the cutest magic cakes for the event.I wish I had a picture of them, but we ate them all.
So, I am sure that Puffin have a lot of great things in store for Harry this year. If you are a parent or carer, I recommend you head over to Harry’s new website for a lot of free, fun things to do with your little ones.
Happy Birthday Harry! Hope you have a great year of celebrations!