Am I Yours?

When an icy wind pushes an egg from its nest, five friendly dinosaurs must get it home before dark. But who does the egg belong to and will they figure it out in time?

Alex Latimer introduces young children to a range of dinosaur species as the little creature inside the egg repeatedly asks each one ‘Am I yours?’. One by one, they describe aspects of their physical appearance to the little creature inside the egg to find that they do not match.

Themes of separation and belonging are explored in this rhyming text. The bold illustrations make great use of colour and scale, demonstrating the importance of community and co-operation, the concern clearly visible on the assembled adults who strive to reunite baby and parents.

Young readers will enjoy this introduction to dinosaurs with its rhythmic language and vibrant illustrations but ultimately for the warm feeling of safety it brings.