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The Dirty Great Dinosaur

The Dirty Great Dinosaur

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By (author) Martin Waddell, Illustrated by Leonie Lord

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  • Publisher: ORCHARD BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 248mm x 280mm x 4mm | 220g
  • Publication date: 3 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408303590
  • ISBN 13: 9781408303597
  • Illustrations note: chiefly col. ill
  • Sales rank: 13,424

Product description

Grrrrrr! Look out! Here comes the Dirty Great Dinosaur! It's huge! It's hungry! It's the DIRTY GREAT DINOSAUR! He's going to eat anything in his way! Only Hal (and his little dog Billy) can stop the hungry beastie, because they know just how to calm that Dirty Great Dinosaur down ...Let Hal and Billy show you how to calmly deal with temper tantrums of monstrous proportions! World renowned storyteller Martin Waddell has created a dynamic and action-packed text which perfectly matches this exciting picture book debut from fabulous new illustrator, Leonie Lord.

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Author information

Martin Waddell is known and respected the world over for his stunning storytelling. He wrote Farmer Duck and Can't You Sleep Little Bear? which both won the Smarties Prize, and the bestselling Owl Babies. Martin lives in Northern Ireland. Leonie Lord studied illustration at Central St Martins College, London. Since graduating, she has mainly produced regular editorial work for newspapers such as The Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian. Leonie has a young family, which has recently renewed her love of children's books, inspiring a world in which anything and everything is possible and probably about to happen any minute. The Dirty Great Dinosaur is her first illustrated book for children. Leonie lives in Cheltenham with her husband and two children.

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'The Stomping, hungry dinosaur who crashes through the pages of this strikingly illustrated book was an instant hit in our house. It's funny, a bit of silly and fast moving.' -- Waterstone's Books Quarterly Brilliant fun to read aloud. -- Cork Evening Echo A stompingly impressive creation. -- School Librarian A very funny and cleverly written book. -- Bournemouth Daily Echo Lots of quirky illustrations. -- Baby London