The Girl and the Dinosaur
Hollie Hughes, Sarah Massini
A masterpiece of storytelling with evocative and stunning illustrations, destined to be read for years to come.
The wishing stars burn bright tonight, the air is thick with dreams,
And a deeply sleeping dinosaur is waking up, it seems . . .
In a town by the seaside, Marianne is often seen foraging on the beach. But she isn’t playing with children her own age. Instead Marianne is alone, and digging for dinosaur bones to build a special sort of companion. Then, one night, she goes to sleep wishing with all her heart that her dinosaur might come to life . . .
A very rare and special book where the words and pictures take you on a magical journey far beyond the page.
Beautifully written, and enhanced by stunning illustrations from Sarah Massini, this is a delightful book * The Sun * Superb watercolour illustrations by Sarah Massini and a lively rhyming narrative all contribute to making this a classic book for keeps * Irish Examiner * It's a lovely tale, beautifully illustrated and captures the magic of children's imagination * Book Activist * Marianne - a modern Mary Anning * Storytime Books - Books of the Month * Older nursey children and reception and year 1 classes will love this book * Nursery World * With evocative and stunning illustrations, this is a special book where the words and pictures take all children on a magical journey far beyond the page * Creative Steps * A seaside adventure with a difference, to delight dreamers and dinosaur enthusiasts especially * Books For Keeps * Books like this remain an important way to challenge typical gender stereotypes. This is a dreamy, wonderful book and one that I highly recommend. * TES *
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