Dino-Daddy by Mark Sperring
  

Dino-Daddy

Written by Mark Sperring
Illustrated by Sam Lloyd

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With Father’s Day approaching, this could be the perfect gift for the dino-daddy in your life! Mark Sperring’s jolly rhyming text details all the fun the dino-kids have with their daddy, from trips to the park to a bit of rough-and-tumble play-mat wrestling, and describes the familiar moments in children's everyday lives with much warmth and humour. Sam Lloyds’ cheeky dinosaurs are full of character, and children everywhere will recognise themselves in the pictures; dads too will identify with their green alter-ego, and the scenes of chaos depicted will bring a smile to their faces. Great fun for sharing. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

Dino-Daddy by Mark Sperring

It's not easy being a Dino-Daddy, but it's definitely a lot of fun! And whether it's a trip to the park or playing games at home, Dino-Daddy always has time for his two roaring dinos . . .

The park would never be such fun without him standing by.

No one can spin you faster - weeeeeeee! - or swing you quite so high!

And though he has a list of jobs he has to dino-do,

He always seems to have the time to play a game . . . or two!

Morning, noon and night, Dino-Daddy is the best, and life in the dino family is just as fun (and chaotic) as ever.

The perfect present for Father's Day!

About the Author

Mark Sperring

MARK SPERRING studied at Bath Academy of Art and Camberwell College of Art before working as a printer and a bookseller, and later becoming a children's book author. Mark is the author of The Shape of My Heart, Snappy Birthday, Dino Mummy, Dino Baby, Dino Daddy and My Little Star. He lives in Bristol.

An Interview with Mark Sperring

What are your 5 favourite books, and why?

Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson for combining two of my favourite things Moomins AND snow!

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak for its perfection.

The Little Prince for the fox who wanted to be tamed.

To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee for much too many reasons to list.

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates for inducing a tear.

Who are your 5 favourite authors/illustrators, and why?

Maurice Sendak for writing and illustrating the ultimate picture book

Tove Jansson not only for her amazing black and white line drawing but for her strange and beautiful stories.

Toon Telegen for creating a world populated by letter writing creatures.

Paul Auster for his ability to turn a story on its head in one breath taking sentence.

Richard Yates for creating characters that still linger in my mind.

What was your favourite book when you were a child?

Gobbilino the Witches Cat by Ursula Moray Williams.

Who is your favourite hero in a book?

Little My from the Moomins.

Who is your favourite villain in a book?

Little My from the Moomins!

If you could be a character from a book who would you be?

Mr Nilsson so I could hang out with Pipi Longstocking.

If you could recommend just one book for everyone to read what would it be?

To Kill a Mocking Bird.

What book do you wish you had written?

The Dictionary, if only to be better at spelling and a world champion scrabble player.

Who or what was your biggest influence in deciding to become a writer?

Words and how they fit together.

What inspired you to write your latest book?

The Shape of My Heart was inspired whilst drawing around my hand!

What's the best thing you've ever written?

I don't know about best, but the one I have a special connection to is a story about a girl and a mouse, there's a lot of 'Me' in it.

When did you start writing?

In earnest about 20 years ago.

If someone wanted to be a writer what would be your number one tip for them?

Don't give up!

Is there any particular routine involved in your writing process (favourite pen, lucky charm, special jumper)?

I'm an early bird writer-mornings are best!

Do you have any abandoned stories in your ‘bottom drawer’ that you would like to revisit?

None of them are abandoned, they're just biding their time and only appear to be collecting dust...

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Mark Sperring
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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

4th June 2015

ISBN

9781408849699

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