Publication Date: 04/01/2018 ISBN: 9780500651506 Category:

If I had a dinosaur

Gabby Dawnay, Alex Barrow

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication Date: 04/01/2018 ISBN: 9780500651506 Category:
Paperback / Softback




As read by Eddie Redmayne for CBeebies Christmas Day Bedtime Story

WINNER of the ‘Best Preschool Book’ – Made For Mums Awards 2018

A little girl dreams of having her very own pet. But what kind of animal would make the best companion? A mouse is too small; a cat is too ordinary; and a fish is too… wet! As she plays with her toy dinosaur, inspiration strikes. What about a real, live dinosaur? She could ride it to school. It would need lots of food to eat, a swimming pool to drink from, and a dino flap so it could come and go. At the end of a day spent busily imagining, the girl trudges up to bed with her little plastic dinosaur. As she falls asleep, the dinosaur from her daydreams stands in the garden with its head poking through the bedroom window, making her dreams come true.

Publisher Review

'A funny imagining of what it would be like to have your very own pet dinosaur' - Two in a Tepee 'A joy ... Gabby Dawnay's rhyming text scans perfectly, and is pleasingly complemented by Alex Barrow's simple, impactful illustrations' - Teach Early Years 'Gabby Dawnay's rhyming text and Alex Barrow's simple yet evocative illustrations combine beautifully ... encourages active participation from children' - Book Trust 'Truly celebrates the power of children's imagination and their perennial fascination with dinosaurs through cheeky wit and rhyme' - Early Years Childcarer 'A must-read for dino fans' - Angels & Urchins 'Perfect for pre-school paleontologists! ... A joy to share any time of day' - Baby London

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