The Dinosaur Game by David Melling


The Dinosaur Game by David Melling

How many animals can Fidget and Quilly be in a day? There are tigers and polar bears. crocodiles and dinosaurs in this wonderful lift the flap book. This lovely story captures the magic of play and the small rivalries between friends that loom large one moment and disappear the next. The flaps animate the story and provide a real interactive experience, with funny, appealing illustrations, and lots of young pre-school appeal.


David Melling has created a book that can be explored over and over again Carousel Fans of lift-the-flap books can't fail to fall in love with The Dinosaur Game... currently pulled off the book shelf at least once a day by my three-year-old. What's more, every time we read it, he doesn't fidget once! With simple clear text and lively humorous illustrations, David captures the magic of play and small rivalries between friends, that loom large one moment and disappear the next. A real treat. Bournemouth Daily Echo On Fidget and Quilly's previous books, Count Down to Bedtime and Are you Ready: The characters are irresistible The Children's Bookseller 'engaging' - The Guardian absolutely enchanting! The Junior Times The interactive multi-layered flaps are perfect for keeping pre-schoolers interested in what's going on, with both text and illustrations hidden underneath. There are also secret 'little

About the Author

David Melling

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors David Melling was born in Oxford. His father was a sculptor and David inherited his artistic leanings. David has received much recognition for his artistic talent. His first book 'Brilliant the Dinosaur' (Pavilion) was shortlisted for the 1994 Smarties Book Award and 'What's that Noise?' was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. More recently, The Kiss That Missed was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. His recent picture book, The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day with a voice over by Hugh Laurie. It was shortlisted for the Pulcinella Award 2005 for 'Best TV Movie' category. To date he has illustrated over 60 books, writing and illustrating around 15 of them, including the popular Hugless Douglas

David Melling is married and lives with his wife and two children in Oxfordshire.

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20 pages
Interest Age: 3-6


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Publication date

6th July 2006



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