Downtown Dinosaurs: Dinosaur Olympics by Jeanne Willis
  

Downtown Dinosaurs: Dinosaur Olympics

Written by Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by Arthur Robins
Part of the Downtown Dinosaurs Series

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Daft dinosaurs create delightfully madcap fun in this hilarious family saga with a difference. When gang warfare between Darwin the stegosaurus and T Rex Flint Beastwood breaks out, the exuberant mayor Boris comes up with a great plan. Why not hold a dinosaur Olympic games as a way of bringing peace? Will Boris’s plan work? It certainly sparks some very lively action amongst the dinosaurs…

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Synopsis

Downtown Dinosaurs: Dinosaur Olympics by Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis’s madcap characters and story with Arthur Robins’ inspired illustrations are certain to delight everyone’s funny bone!

When the Stegosaurus family, Mr and Mrs Stigson and their son Darwin, throw a party for Uncle Loop’s 150th birthday, it is gate-crashed by Clint Beastwood, the gangster like T-Rex and his thuggish side kick Mr Cretaceous (a terrifying Dinoscuchus) and Terry O’Dactyl (a psychotic Pteranodon). War seems to be on the horizon for the carnivores and the herbivores as kidnaps and thefts follow. Boris, the Mayor, (a Triceratops) proposes Olympic Games to bring peace and stop the fighting. But can the dinosaurs settle their differences through sport or will it only make things worse?

About the Author

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans, Herts, in 1959. As a young girl she sought adventures though writing comic strips and books. After completing a copywriting course at Watford Art College she went on to work in advertising. Today, Jeanne is an internationally renowned, full-time writer and has published over a hundred books - ranging from picture books including The Bog Baby and Who's in the Loo?, to YA, poetry and fiction. She has won several awards, including the Children's Book Award, the Silver Smarties Prize and has also been shortlisted for the Whitbread Award.

Photo credit: Justine Stoddart

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
176 pages
Interest Age: From 5 to 8 years

Author

Jeanne Willis
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Author's Website

jeannewillis.com/

Publisher

Piccadilly Press Ltd

Publication date

24th February 2012

ISBN

9781848122406

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