We have recently been enjoying this adventure-filled book:
in which the pirate dinosaurs try to capture children and make them into their favourite, "children chipolatas."
It has some great key ingredients for kids: danger, dinosaurs, pirates, heroes and heroines, explosions, battles, and of course, sausages. K and J liked this book so much that I decided to take them to our local butcher so we could find out how they make sausages!
The kids were definitely riveted. It was disgusting but compelling. We all learnt a lot.