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    DescriptionThis is Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto's super-fun "Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs". Flinn is at school looking in the art cupboard for some coloured pens to finish off his dinosaur drawing when he stumbles upon Captain Stubble, a real live Pirate Captain! He tells Flinn that his ship, the Acorn, has been stolen and that he needs Flinn to help him rescue it back. Stubble makes Flinn the captain and they sail away on an old pirate ship ...they finally find the Acorn but, to their horror, realise it's been stolen by Pirate Dinosaurs! Captain Flinn and his crew attack the dinosaurs and, after much fighting, seize control of the ship once more. Flinn and his friends then sail back to the harbour clambering through the boatshed door and back into the art cupboard without the teacher even noticing they've been gone! Giles Andreae is an award-winning children's author and has written both fiction titles and best-selling picture books. His picture book, "The Lion Who Wanted to Dance", won The Federation of Children's Book Award in the best picture book category in 1998. However, he is probably most famous as the creator of the phenomenally successful Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman. Giles lives in Notting Hill with his wife and three young children. Russell has illustrated books by prolific children's authors such as Ian Whybrow and Cressida Cowell. "The Witch's Children" was shortlisted for the Greenaway last year and this year "The Witch's Children and the Queen" is on the Smarties shortlist. Russell lives in Penzance, Cornwall. Don't miss the other Captain Flinn picture books - they're all rip-roaring fun! "Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs"; "Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure!"; "Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Smugglers Bay!"; "Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass" And Giles Andreae's brilliant book with illustrator "Korky Paul: Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants".


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    Title
    Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Giles Andreae, Illustrated by Russell Ayto
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 250 mm
    Height: 291 mm
    Thickness: 2 mm
    Weight: 206 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140569216
    ISBN 10: 0140569219
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC children’s book marketing category: A3M79
    Libri: B-128
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: YBC
    Illustrations note
    chiefly col. ill
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Puffin Books
    Publication date
    04 May 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Giles Andreae is an award-winning children's author and has written both fiction titles and best-selling picture books. His picture book, The Lion Who Wanted to Dance, won The Federation of Children's Book Award in the best picture book category in 1998. However, he is probably most famous as the creator of the phenomenally successful Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman. Giles lives in Notting Hill with his wife and three young children. Russell has illustrated books by prolific children's authors such as Ian Whybrow and Cressida Cowell. The Witch's Children was shortlisted for the Greenaway last year and this year The Witch's Children and the Queen is on the Smarties shortlist. Russell lives in Penzance, Cornwall.
    Review text
    The creators of Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs (2005) again chuck lots of promising elements together - evidently in hopes that they'll assemble themselves into an exciting, or at least coherent, yarn. They don't. Shortly after pausing in awe before the huge skeleton of a Giganotosaurus on a class trip to the museum, Flinn and friends fall through a wardrobe - er, closet and find themselves aboard a ship heading for Bag O' Bones Island, where they fight scaly pirates to recover a treasure stolen from the aforementioned museum. Enter Giganotosaurus at the climax, as a towering pirate who hardly gets to roar before he's reduced to jelly by the sight of a tiny spider. Ayto illustrates the sketchy plot with frenzied cartoon collages featuring lots of big teeth, jumbled action and a ship that looks like a fugitive from a Monty Python animation. Young readers will give this a perfunctory once-over at best; set them instead on a course for the more seaworthy likes of Deb Lund's Dinosailors (2003), illustrated by Howard Fine. (Picture book. 6-8) (Kirkus Reviews)