Tiny Dinosaurs by Joel Stewart

Tiny Dinosaurs

Written by Joel Stewart
Illustrated by Joel Stewart

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Rex’s best friend Daisy is wild about dinosaurs, with dinosaur pyjamas and dinosaur slippers, and a roaring dinosaur toy. Rex often plays dino-dress up with Daisy, he’s a very accommodating friend! But after the two of them discover tiny dinosaurs under the hedge, Rex convinces himself that Daisy doesn’t need him anymore and decides to leave home. Small children will understand his uncertainty, and the story offers lots of opportunity to talk about change, and about the nature of friendship. Rex is a very appealing little character and Joel Stewart’s illustrations are full of charm. ~ Andrea Reece


Tiny Dinosaurs by Joel Stewart

What would you do if you found tiny dinosaurs living at the bottom of your garden? Make friends with them, of course! That's exactly what Daisy does when she finds a tiny t-rex, mini stegosaurus, and titchy triceratops. But will Daisy still want to play with her best friend Rex the dog now that she has DINOSAURS to play with? Of course she will! And that's because true friendship lasts forever.


The story reminds me of the opening lines of a song, a Dutch teacher friend of mine once taught one of my nursery classes: `Make new friends but keep the old/ Some are silver but the others are gold * Read Reading Hub * A lovely, lively dinosaur romp * The Guardian * With its charming, timeless sense adventure and beautifully detailed, expressive illustrations, this inspirational book speaks loudly and powerfully to youngsters about handling change, the fun of playtime, and the joys of making new friends, whoever they may be! * Lancashire Post *

About the Author

Joel Stewart

Joel Stewart was brought up in a commune in the wilds of Yorkshire. From an early age he was knocked sideways by stories, and invariably lay on the floor drawing pictures to recover. Later, in the year 2000, he graduated with a first class degree in Illustration from Falmouth College of Art. Ever since graduating (and slightly before) he has been writing and drawing for a living, and has recently moved into animation design and directing for television (while not forgetting books!). He also plays a variety of musical instruments and lives with them and some fish in London. Read about his book here. Read a Q&A with the author here.

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32 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

1st June 2017




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