Dilly and the Birthday Treat by Tony Bradman

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Dilly, the world famous dinosaur with a 150 mile-per-hour scream, decides to give his father something special for his birthday. Can he really be good for a whole day? Dilly does his very best with delightful results in this easy-to-read story for developing readers.


Dilly and the Birthday Treat by Tony Bradman

This is a funny, cheeky story about one very naughty little dinosaur. It's Dad's birthday and Dorla has already got him a present. Dilly has nothing to give him but Dad says that all he wants is for Dilly to be good for the day. The challenge is on! Can Dilly be good for one whole day? It's going to be tough, especially with a sister determined to make him snap...Sure to entrance all beginner readers with its humour and fabulous illustrations!


A good choice for children ready for simple stories.

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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48 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Egmont UK an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

7th April 2016




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