Parents' Guide to

Dink, the Little Dinosaur

By KJ Dell Antonia, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Some scares in animated dino friends' adventures.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

The fox is on the way home and I will need you and to go to the fox movie and see if we need anything

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (2):

Dink and his friends are cute and easy to identify with as they struggle with questions involving bravery and friendship. Their trusted elder, a tortoise named Crusty (also Welker), is reassuringly wise. But the adult dinosaurs can seem frighteningly real and don't really mentor the young, being too concerned with the ongoing battle between herbivores and omnivores (hunters and gatherers, here). When a hunter menaces one of the young dinosaurs, things get scary, but they're lightened by the young dinosaurs' response -- usually something along the lines of "Gee, I hope I don't get eaten!"

The lessons -- about friendship and teamwork and, occasionally, ecology -- are heavy handed but don't interfere too much with the adventures. Most young kids will enjoy Dink, and young dino fans will be thrilled to find another outlet for their obsession.

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