A Boy Wants a Dinosaur by Hiawyn Oram

A Boy Wants a Dinosaur

Written by Hiawyn Oram

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Some great illustrations here and brilliant storytelling as well. When a longed for pet arrives in the form of dinosaur things get a little out of hand.


A Boy Wants a Dinosaur by Hiawyn Oram

Alex is set on a dinosaur for a pet. So his grandfather took him to the Dino-Store to buy one, a Massospondylus. He called her Fred. But Fred ate far too much, her special hot steaming marsh in the bathroom was unhealthy, and when she goes to school the classroom makes her feel very sick.

About the Author

Hiawyn Oram

Hiawyn Oram was brought up in South Africa. She was a professional actor before coming to England, where she has worked as an advertising copywriter and has had numerous books published.

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5


Hiawyn Oram
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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

7th September 2006




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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