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Who ever heard of a vegetarian T.Rex? Or a T.Rex who isn’t big or scary? When the cute little dino in this story hatches from his egg, it’s obvious that something is wrong. Why isn’t he huge and nasty like the others? Why does he munch on water-weed? Why is he green and not red? He’s so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. But don’t be fooled. This little dinosaur may look small and weedy, but he turns out to be very brave indeed!

  • A classic rhyme by picture book icon Julia Donaldson
  • Julia’s bestsellers include The Gruffalo and Stick Man
  • A witty story of saving the day and being the odd one out
  • Flamboyant artwork full of deliciously wicked dinosaurs

“Rollicks along very engrossingly.” Independent

“Terrific and full of fun.” Telegraph

Product Details

Catalogue number

5106 in Rewards Catalogue 2017/18

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780230015500

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books

Date published

July 4th, 2008

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.3; Lower years; 0.5 points

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  • 32 pages
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Author/Illustrator

Julia Donaldson

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Julia Donaldson is author of many of today’s best-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and Stick Man. Best known for her collaborations with Axel Scheffler, each of these vivid rhyming stories is a triumph of imagination. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

More about Julia: “I grew up in a tall Victorian London house with my parents, grandmother, aunt, uncle, younger sister Mary and cat Geoffrey (who was really a prince in disguise. Mary and I would argue about which of us would marry him).

Mary and I were always creating imaginary characters and mimicking real ones, and I used to write shows and choreograph ballets for us.

I studied Drama and French at Bristol University, where I met Malcolm, a guitar-playing medic to whom I’m now married.

Before Malcolm and I had our three sons we used to go busking together and I would write special songs for each country; the best one was in Italian about pasta.

The busking led to a career in singing and songwriting, mainly for children’s television.

One of my television songs, A Squash and a Squeeze, was made into a book in 1993, with illustrations by the wonderful Axel Scheffler. It was great to hold the book in my hand without it vanishing in the air the way the songs did. This prompted me to unearth some plays I’d written for a school reading group, and since then I’ve had 20 plays published.

My real breakthrough was The Gruffalo, again illustrated by Axel. We work separately – he’s in London and I’m in Glasgow – but he sends me letters with lovely funny pictures on the envelopes.

My novel The Giants and the Joneses is going to be made into a film by the same team who made the Harry Potter movies, and I have written three books of stories about the anarchic Princess Mirror-Belle who appears from the mirror and disrupts the life of an otherwise ordinary eight-year-old.

When I’m not writing I am often performing, at book festivals and in theatres. I really enjoy getting the children in the audience to help me act out the stories and sing the songs.”

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    I want to read this so so bad

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  2. Goldie 113308

    harper01
    on 7 March 2014

    This is a great book. I got given it when my mum & dad were adopting and its good as it helped me understand how a child feels being with a family that made them feel sad & different then what happened when they got a new family. It really helped us and will be reading it to my new sister

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