Dilly's Bumper Book of Stories by Tony Bradman

Dilly's Bumper Book of Stories

Written by Tony Bradman

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Dilly the Dinosaur, famous for his exceptionally loud, 150 mile-an-hour scream when he doesn’t get what he wants, is here celebrated in a dozen stories. Unfortunately, Dilly always attracts disaster so, it is not surprising that in each of this familiar, domestic episodes reflecting everyday life (but with dinosaur characteristics) such as starting school and a sleepover, things go rather noisily wrong…


Dilly's Bumper Book of Stories by Tony Bradman

Dilly doesn't mean to be naughty. He just has a way of trying to get what he wants. Find out what happens when his school report is on the way, when he has a sleepover party and when he starts at a new school. And watch out - when he's frustrated, Dilly uses his ultra-special, 150-mile-per-hour super-scream to full effect. This book presents twelve very funny stories about a little dinosaur with a BIG voice.

About the Author

Tony Bradman

Tony Bradman was born in 1954 (not during the Jurassic era, as his children have been known to claim). He went to school in London, and then Cambridge University. After university he worked in the music press, then became Deputy Editor of Parents magazine, and began reviewing children’s books. He had his first book for children published in 1985 and became a full-time author in 1987.

Tony loves films and popular culture. He lives in Beckenham, Kent with his wife Sally and their three children Emma, Helen and Thomas and Rufus the cat.


If you were a Viking warrior, what would your name be? And what about your battle cry?

Which of the places in the book would you most like to visit: Russia, Norway or Constantinople? Why?

If you were a Viking warrior, and could have any person from history/film/books in your gang – who would you choose? And Why? What would the gang be called?

I’d pick all the great Viking warriors – Harald Hardnut, Erik Bloodaxe, the Godwin brothers Tostig and Harold, maybe Thor the Norse God, Beowulf, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Boromir and Faramir from Lord of the Rings and loads of others. What would we be called? Why The Cool Vikings, of course!

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Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

6th May 2008




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