How to Grow a Dinosaur by Caryl Hart

How to Grow a Dinosaur

Written by Caryl Hart
Illustrated by Ed Eaves

3+ readers   
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A day planting seeds with Mum turns out to be much more fun than Albie could have ever imagined when he discovers his seeds have magically grown a great big jurassic jungle full of colourful dinosaurs. Brilliant and very funny.


How to Grow a Dinosaur by Caryl Hart

Albie is a normal little boy who has extraordinary adventures. When he helps his mum in the garden by planting some seeds, he can't quite believe his eyes the next morning. The garden has grown beyond all belief and these are not just any old plants - oh, no - Albie's seeds have grown into great big jurassic jungle! He rushes outside to discover what else has grown - a fantastic mix of real live DINOSAURS! A colourful, funny follow-up to Supermarket Zoo.

About the Author

Caryl Hart

Caryl is a full time children's writer, who also runs creative workshops with local schools. Her first picture book, Don't Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate! won two regional awards, and is shortlisted for a third. She lives in the Peak District with her guitar-playing husband, two cheeky daughters, one extremely fluffy black cat, a goldfish, four hens and a dog called Roo. As well as writing, Caryl loves walking in the hills, swimming, snuggling, baking, weeding, running, sleeping, chatting, and sitting in cafes.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

17th March 2011




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