I Love You Dino-Daddy by Mark Sperring

I Love You Dino-Daddy

Written by Mark Sperring
Illustrated by Sam Lloyd

3+ readers   Father's Day   5+ readers   
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The characters may be green and dinosaur-shaped, but this is all about the special fun little children have with their daddies, and the particular love between father and child. A dino-dad, distinctive in his stripy tie and lace-up shoes, plays exuberantly with two little dino-tots, in the park, in the garden and even when he should be working (Dino Warning, reads the message on his computer, 3000 urgent emails)! Sam Lloyd’s illustrations are a hoot and catch all the energy and high spirits of the dino characters, while Mark Sperring’s rhyming text is great fun to read aloud. A must-have for dino-families everywhere! ~ Andrea Reece


I Love You 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 little 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!


Sam Lloyd's illustrations, complemented by Sperring's subtle rhyming, have all the laugh-aloud ingredients for ages 3+ -- Mary Arrigan Irish Examiner

We dino-love this book! It was a fun, easy read which prompted lots of squeals `that just like MY daddy!' Guardian Kids Review

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, My Little Star, Four Silly Skeletons and I’ll Love You Always. He lives in Bristol.

Read an interview with Mark Sperring here.

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32 pages


Mark Sperring
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Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

3rd May 2018




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