Dinosaurs and Dinner-Ladies by John Dougherty
  

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John Dougherty’s poetic debut ‘Dinosaurs & Dinner-Ladies’ is a collection of sheer brilliance with all the wit and charm we’ve come to expect from this popular fiction writer. Dougherty draws on his experiences as a teacher and captures school-life to perfection; full of classroom rivalries, first crushes, and of course dinosaurs, lions and rampant dinner-ladies. More impressive, is Dougherty’s ability to have readers on the floor with laughter in one moment, and deeply moved in another, without disrupting the natural flow of the collection. Poems ‘Olive Green’ and ‘Pink’ which warn against stereotyping based on race and gender are particularly memorable. This collection is as diverse in its’ style as its’ content, ranging from short haikus to lengthier short-story style poems, and the effortless rhymes throughout make it the perfect collection to read aloud and to return to time after time. An exuberant, emotive and first-class debut.

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Dinosaurs and Dinner-Ladies by John Dougherty

In dining halls of long ago When dinosaurs sat down to dine, Did prehistoric dinner-ladies Keep them all in line? What's the REAL reason the dinosaurs died out? Can anyone rescue Class 2M from the wild dinner-ladies? And what will happen when Class 2M meet a lion? This is a funny and brilliant debut collection from the author of the bestselling Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face books.

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One of the very best authors... for both schools and festival events -- Theresa Lowe Glasgow's West End Festival

About the Author

John Dougherty

John Dougherty was born in Larne, Northern Ireland. He studied psychology at university and then tried his hand at a number of jobs including YMCA hostel worker, factory machine operator, and unsuccessful singer-songwriter, before becoming a primary school teacher.

Whilst John was teaching, his interest in children's literature was reawakened and he soon began writing stories and pestering publishers with them. After the publication of Zeus on the Loose (2004) he left teaching and took up writing full-time, only with more tea breaks. More recent books include the critically-acclaimed Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face series and his poetry collection, Dinosaurs & Dinner-Ladies.

His books have been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards and chosen for various book of the week/year roundups by the broadsheets, but more importantly, they make children giggle.

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Paperback
96 pages

Author

John Dougherty
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Otter-Barry Books Ltd

Publication date

14th June 2016

ISBN

9781910959565

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