Long Neck and Thunder Foot by Helen Piers

Long Neck and Thunder Foot

Written by Helen Piers
Illustrated by Michael Foreman

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A welcome return for a classic picture with a timeless message. Long Neck the Dinosaur lives alone in the forest with just the small animals around him as his friends. He is happy. But then Thunderfoot, a huge new dinosaur arrives. Long Neck hates the intrusion and is terrified by the size of the newcomer. A deadly battle ensues as the two dinosaurs fight for supremacy. How can they overcome their distrust and become friends? A wonderful story about tolerance, friendship and trust.

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Two dinosaurs, one with a long neck and the other thunder-footed, meet for the first time. Each scares the other out of his wits - they turn tail, plan traps, but end as friends giving a dinosaur party in the forest. Wry. humorous text: huge colourful pictures.


Long Neck and Thunder Foot by Helen Piers

Long Neck the dinosaur lives alone in the forest. Apart from the birds and other small animals, Long Neck seems to have the whole world to himself. But then his peace is shattered by the arrival of a huge new dinosaur called Thunder Foot. Can they overcome their fear and suspicion of each other and become friends?

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Michael Foreman has a flair for turning a book into a special occasion. --Quentin Blake

About the Author

Helen Piers published over 60 books for children, including both picture books and her bestselling series of photographic books on looking after pets. Michael Foreman is one of the most talented and popular creators of children's books today. His highly acclaimed books are published all over the world. He is married and has three sons and a granddaughter. He divides his time between St Ives in Cornwall and London.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

2nd August 2012




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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