How to Catch a Daddysaurus

by Chandra Sundeep

How to Catch a Daddysaurus is a colourful picture book by Alice Walstead. It is the latest addition to the ‘How to Catch’ series. The book is meant for children in the 4-8 years age category.

The Catch Club Kids, a group of sprightly children, attempts to trap a Daddysaurus — a mystical creature capable of such amazing acts of kindness, bravery, brilliance, and humour.

It was heart-warming to read a book showing fathers in a positive light.

The illustrations by Andy Elkerton are fabulous—bright, colourful, and diverse. But since the book is meant for children in the 4-8 years age group, I feel the characters could have been more appropriate for the targeted audience group. Instead of a bunch of teens, pictures of younger kids would make it more relatable.

Kindness, keeping fit, taking care of things, the importance of good eating habits, appreciation for nature, working hard, and interest in STEM are a few of the topics covered.

The rhyming verses are fun, but early readers might find them slightly difficult to navigate through. The vocabulary is not very simple and thus gives younger kids an opportunity to learn unfamiliar words.

How to Catch a Daddysaurus is a perfect Father’s Day gift!

Thanks to Sourcebooks Kids via NetGalley for the opportunity to read an ARC of this novel. All opinions expressed are my own.


Wordsopedia Rating 4/5

Title: How to Catch a Daddysaurus Author: Alice Walstead and Andy Wlkerton
Publisher: Sourcebooks Kids Publication date: 01 Apr 2023
Genre: Fiction—Children’s Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781662509261 No. of Pages: 40

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About the author

Alice Walstead is a children’s book author who loves to make kids smile with her stories.

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