Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish by Michael Foreman

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Man, after journeying proudly in space, comes back to an unrecognizable Earth that has been cleared of pollution and rubbish by the re-awakened Dinosaurs. This time' they tell him ‘remember the Earth belongs to everyone...to be enjoyed and cared for'. Wonderfully funny pictures of bowler-hatted, space-suited man being bullied by the small-headed (but large hearted) dinosaurs, make their point memorable.
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Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish by Michael Foreman

Dinosaurs have taken over the Earth! They're stomping and stamping all over the place. Young readers will love finding out why in this classic environmental tale from best-selling author/illustrator Michael Foreman. This is a fable for our time, and as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1972.

About the Author

Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman was our Guest Editor in March 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

Michael Foreman was born in Suffolk in 1938, and studied at Lowestoft School of Art, St Martin’s, London, and the Royal College of Art, where he won a scholarship to the USA in 1963. He has worked as an Art Director at Playboy and King magazines and still works as Art Editor of the literary journal Ambit.

He has also made animated films in Scandinavia and for the BBC. His first book, The General, (a picture book published in 1961), dealt with disarmament and received rave reviews. Since then he has illustrated more than thirty of his own books and over a hundred by authors as varied as Shakespeare, J.M. Barrie, the Brothers Grimm and former Python, Terry Jones. He has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading illustrators and has won numerous prizes including the Smarties Prize, the Kate Greenaway Medal (twice), the Francis Williams Prize (twice) and the Aigle d’Argent at the Festival International du Livre in France. Michael is married and has three sons.

He spends most of his time in London, but regularly visits St Ives, Cornwall, where he owns the painter Ben Nicholson’s old house.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

28th October 1993



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