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Ten Minutes to Bed Little Dinosaur

We have loved reading the Ten Minutes to Bed series together with our children, and so we were happy to add the new Ten Minutes to Bed Little Dinosaur to our collection.

This delightful story tells the tale of Rumble the little dinosaur as his mom prepares him for bed by informing him that there are “Ten minutes to bed.” But as is often the case with little ones, Rumble has other ideas and would rather have fun than get ready for bed.

The little triceratops heads off into the jungle looking for an adventure, but gets a bit more than he bargained for when a volcano erupts and he finds himself lost. Luckily his mom finds him, reassures him that he’s never alone and they set off back home. With just one minute to go to bed all that’s left is for him to get a kiss goodnight, but after all his exploring Rumble is already fast asleep.

The rhyming story and beautiful colour illustrations make this a wonderful choice for bedtime. It’s a lovely way to help send your children off to dreamland, an exciting adventure but also a gentle reminder that you’re always there for them too.

My children love The Land of Nod map, both at the front of the book and at the end when the map is shown at night time. They enjoy spotting the characters we know from this series, including the Little Unicorn, the Little Monster, and the Little Mermaid. We also had fun finding the dragonfly, ladybird and chameleon who join Rumble on his adventure.

Ten Minutes to Bed Little Dinosaur is written by Rhiannon Fielding and illustrated by Chris Chatterton. It’s available for a recommended retail price of R165 and features a beautiful glitter cover.

You can find out more about the Ten Minutes to Bed series in the video below:

Thanks to Penguin Random House for sharing this magical bedtime adventure with us.

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