Winnie's Dinosaur Day by Valerie Thomas
  

Winnie's Dinosaur Day

Written by Valerie Thomas
Illustrated by Korky Paul

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Hilarious goings on at a museum full of dinosaur skeletons make this one of Winnie's best adventures. Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur are not equally excited by the dinosaurs they encounter in the big museum! While Winnie longs to return to a time when dinosaurs were alive, Wilbur is not so sure…When Winnie's spells brings a prehistoric creature into their lives, Wilbur has to watch out! This brilliant duo are as entertaining as ever in this lively new adventure.

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Synopsis

Winnie's Dinosaur Day by Valerie Thomas

One day, when Winnie and Wilbur are flying over the museum, they see a crowd of people gathered around a huge dinosaur skeleton in the courtyard. It's a Triceratops and there's a competition to draw or make a model of what the dinosaur would have looked like when it was alive. Winnie is really keen to take part! But she just isn't sure what the skeleton might have looked like so she decides the only way to find out is to magic herself and her (not-so-willing) cat Wilbur back into the time of the dinosaurs! Once they arrive in the prehistoric swamp, Winnie and Wilbur hide behind a tree and it's not long before they spot a Triceratops munching the greenery. Pencils and sketchbook in hand, Winnie just can't capture the dinosaur on paper so instead she jumps onto his back and Winnie, Wilbur, and a rather surprised Triceratops crash into the museum courtyard just as the prize is about to be presented by Professor Perkins. The Triceratops is even more surprised when he is given the prize! Then Winnie and Wilbur take him home and it's time for one last magic-wand moment so that Winnie's prehistoric friend can really fit in to his new surroundings.

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About the Author

Valerie Thomas

Valerie Thomas was born in Melbourne, Australia, and has lived there for most of her life, apart from six years spent in Europe, where she worked in England, France and Norway. She is a teacher, and has taught in primary, secondary, and special schools in Australia and England as well as lecturing in English Teaching Method in a Teachers’ College in Melbourne.

For many years she worked as an educational researcher and curriculum consultant in the area of spelling, and has written extensively on the subject. Her other main interest is travel. She has travelled to most corners of the world, and has written about her travels: the first piece of writing she had published was an account of her experience picking grapes for the champagne harvest in France.

In 1987 her phenomenally successful children’s book Winnie the Witch, illustrated by Korky Paul, was published by Oxford University Press and won the Children’s Book of the Year Award. It has since been translated into many languages around the world, and also been adapted for CD-ROM. Since then Valerie has written another eleven fabulous Winnie adventures.

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Paperback

Author

Valerie Thomas
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Author's Website

www.winnie-the-witch.com/

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

7th March 2013

ISBN

9780192794031

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