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Tyrannosaurus Drip

Tyrannosaurus Drip

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By (author) Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by David Roberts

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  • Publisher: MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 230mm x 300mm x 3mm | 180g
  • Publication date: 4 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0230015506
  • ISBN 13: 9780230015500
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Edition statement: Illustrated edition
  • Illustrations note: 32 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 3,455

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Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed ...

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Julia Donaldson is one of the UK's most popular children's authors. She is best known for her best-selling collaborations with Axel Scheffler, which include the Smarties Gold Award-winning THE GRUFFALO (978-0-333-71093-7) and its sequel, 2005's Best Children's Book THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD (978-1-4050-2046-6). Julia is also much in demand for her brilliant children's shows. David Roberts has earned great acclaim for his distinctive illustrations, and his books have been sold in over 15 countries. His previous work includes collaborations with his sister Lynn on retellings of several classic fairy stories -- their book LITTLE RED was shortlisted for the 2005 Kate Greenaway Medal. In 2006 he won the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award for his line drawings in MOUSE NOSES ON TOAST. TYRANNOSAURUS DRIP is David's first picture book for Macmillan.

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Praise for "Tyrannosaurus Drip": "With scansion firmly in hand, Donaldson pens a rhymed tale of dino-heroism perfectly complemented by Roberts's comical cartoon scenes of toothy carnivores and trumpet-mouthed vegetarians . . . T. Drip is definitely a dino worth hooting over."--"Kirkus Reviews""" "Brilliant fun from the creator of "The Gruffalo," Slightly older kids will love this, and you adults will probably enjoy it too."--supernanny.co.uk Praise for "The Gruffalo": "A modern classic."--The Observer