Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct

Mo Willems

Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct

4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct

Omniscore:

Classification Fiction
Genre Children's & Teenage
Format Hardback
Pages 40
RRP £9.49
Date of Publication September 2006
ISBN 978-0786837489
Publisher Hyperion
 

Recommended for ages 3-7.

Reviews

The Sunday Times

Nicolette Jones

...At another level, this is about prejudice or bullying, about how the fear of not being top dog can turn people against those they feel threatened by, and about how the solution is to be tolerant and make friends. But this is no ponderous treatise: the text and the pictures are funny and surprising... This rewards rereading - the jokes work, there is lots to look at and it has a wordless feel-good finish.

25/05/2008

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The Guardian

Julia Eccleshare

In his spare but expressive line illustrations Mo Willems captures the force of Reginald's passionate argument while at the same time leaving no doubt about the existence of the carefree Edwina, who is apparently oblivious to her terminal status. In the end, does it matter? Apparently not. In typically few words - but none the less definitively - Mo Willems wittily shows how Reginald and Edwina find a happy accommodation.

19/04/2008

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The Observer

Kate Kellaway

The charm of this story borders on the philosophical as a small boy, named Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie, tries to convince Edwina that she doesn't exist with the gravitas of a doctor breaking news of a terminal illness. But the great thing about Edwina is that she turns out to be free of care, and there is eternal life in that.

03/08/2008

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